Coronavirus: Funeral Directors, Embalmers Alarmed by Unusual Blood Clots in Vaccinated Bodies – The Minnesota Sun
Board-certified funeral directors and embalmers are coming forward to tell tales of horror featuring vaccinated bodies with veins and arteries clogged with strange, rubbery, worm-like clots.
Richard Hirschman, a funeral director and embalmer from Alabama, with over twenty years of experience in the field, has said in recent interviews that he had never seen anything like it until around the middle of 2021, after the mass injections of the experimental COVID vaccines began. He says his colleagues in the field are seeing the same thing, and the numbers are increasing.
Earlier this month, Hirschman told Steve Kirsch, the Executive Director of the Vaccine Research Center, that in Jan 2022, 37 out of 57 bodies (65 percent) had these suspicious clots.
Prior to the vaccines, Hirschman said blood clots in patients who died of COVID were seen, but they appeared to be more typical, and not in the alarming numbers he’s seeing now.
Since Hirschman has gone public, Cary D. Watkins, a colleague from Alabama with over 50 years experience as a funeral director and embalmer, has come forward to corroborate his story, and Anna Foster, an embalmer from Missouri with 11 years of experience, has revealed in an interview that 93 percent of her last 30 cases died due to unusual clots completely filling their vascular systems.
Funeral director John O’Looney of Milton Keynes, England, is also blowing the whistle on the alarming increase in number of thrombosis deaths. O’Looney said in an interview that it’s not just “a two or three-fold increase—it’s around a 500 or 600 percent increase,” and nine out of ten of these cases were vaccinated.
“I’ve got doctors and police ringing me, nurses ringing me, all saying the same thing. It’s a total lie. On our media, they are saying the hospitals are full of the non-vaccinated. That’s a total fabrication. It’s the polar opposite. Nine out of ten patients in there, full of blood clots, are the vaccinated. I’ve heard that from so many professionals that I’ve lost count. So, whether you choose to believe it or not, it makes it no worse. That is the truth. That is the reality. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink,” O’Looney said in an interview late last month.
Hirschman told the Blaze’s Daniel Horowitz on his Conservative
Wednesday, that he was hesitant to come forward because any information that questions the government’s pro-vaccine narrative gets mocked and ridiculed, and his reputation could suffer.
But as Kirsch pointed out, there is no other explanation for what is happening.
“It pretty much has to be a novel injectable product, first used in 2021 that results in blood clots and is injected into well over 50 percent of the population. There is only one drug that fits that bill: the COVID vaccines,” he wrote on his Substack.
Since the vast majority of people survive the shots, the question of whether a vaccinated person dies or not is likely a combination of how well they “take up and replicate the mRNA, how dangerous the batch is, and other factors,” Kirsch wrote.
He explained why Hirschman’s information is “explosive.”
So let’s say the actual rate of vaccine-caused deaths is 40 percent of all deaths (which is less than the 65 percent rate that Hirschman is seeing).
The CDC says around 65,000 people die a week. So that would be 26,000 people a week killed by the vaccine. He started noticing these deaths in May (they could have started sooner), so let’s just say it’s only been in the last 6 months to be conservative.
26 weeks *26,000 deaths/week=676,000 vaccine-related deaths.
Hirschman told Horowitz that he’s discussed the phenomenon with 15 of his colleagues, and every one of them has seen same things he has, but they are afraid to speak out publicly.
Hirschman, who was first interviewed by Dr. Jane Ruby in late January, shared photos and videos of the strange fibrous clots that were extracted from people who reportedly died of heart attacks, strokes, and aneurysms.
In many cases, Hirschman says, the freakishly long clots start out looking fairly typical on one end, and then become white and fibrous and wormlike. The specimen below, which bifurcates toward the end, was allegedly taken from a person’s groin
area, and was nearly the length of their leg.
Hirschman washed off the white, fibrous portions of the clots from one person, and put the worm-like materials in a bowl.
“That white, fibrous stuff just isn’t normal, Hirschman told Dr. Ruby. “Typically a blood clot is smooth—it’s blood that’s coagulated—but if you squeeze it, or touch it, or try to pick it up, it generally falls apart,” he explained. “But this white, fibrous stuff is pretty strong. It’s not weak at all. You can manipulate it, it’s very pliable, it’s not hard—it is not normal,” the embalmer insisted. “I don’t know how anybody can live with this inside him.”
Hirschman said he’s seen the abnormal blood clots mostly in older people, but pointed out that younger people tend to be cremated these days, so he doesn’t see those cases.
He also noted that he has only seen the strange clots in one unvaccinated case—in a person who had received a blood transfusion—the implications of which are terrifying.
Below are several videos of Hirschman telling his story in multiple interviews over the past few weeks, starting with Dr. Ruby’s bombshell interviews.
Last month, an Indianapolis-based insurance company CEO announced that the death rate among working-age people in the state had shot up a stunning 40 percent from pre-pandemic levels, providing further evidence that the vaccine mandates are making people ill.
Attorney Thomas Renz, a member of America’s Frontline Doctors’ legal team, revealed during a panel discussion in the United States Senate a few weeks ago that the U.S. government is ignoring several alarming vaccine safety signals among vaccinated members of the military. Renz revealed that Department of Defense data showed massive spikes in cancer, miscarriages, pulmonary embolisms, Bell’s palsy, and neurological damage post-inoculation. The information was provided by three military doctors who have access to the vaccination data.
Peter Graves, spokesperson for the Defense Health Agency’s
Armed Forces Surveillance Division (DMED), told Politifact that the data for 2021 is correct, but for some reason, the data for the five years prior was inaccurate.
He said that the division reviewed data in the DMED “and found that the data was incorrect for the years 2016-2020.”
Daniel Horowitz found the explanation to be less than convincing. “A system that was designed to be monitored day to day by DHA officials for five straight years … was completely corrupted,” he noted on his podcast. “For five years straight it was corrupted, and then starting in 2021, it fixed itself on its own and they didn’t know about it until Thomas Renz brought it up.”
American Greatness reached out to Hirschman to ask if a scientific analysis of the blood clot materials has been done yet. He said he is working on finding someone he can trust to do a fair analysis because the situation has very grave implications and there are many who have the incentive to dismiss it.
He said he plans to provide samples to more than one analyst “to make sure they all have the same findings.”
He said doctors have told him that the materials look like fibrin, a major component of a blood clot. Fibrin is defined as “a strong insoluble protein produced by the body in response to bleeding.”
Hirschman sent screenshots of several other embalmers who reached out to him after he went public, telling him they’ve been seeing the same things.
“Thank you for not making me think I am CRAZY!!” one colleague wrote, who went on to describe the clots as “almost alien-like” in appearance. Another embalmer said she has been seeing the same thing and it’s “mind boggling.”
Another said they have seen a lot of this at their funeral home and “the truth is being stifled and people don’t want to hear the truth.
Hirschman told American Greatness that he is afraid of having his reputation destroyed, but “because I have such a strong faith in God I am accountable to Him. And I have a strong feeling that this is virus and vaccine related so I can’t stay silent.”
- Source: https://theminnesotasun.com/2022/02/21/funeral-directors-embalmers-alarmed-by-unusual-blood-clots-in-vaccinated-bodies/
Diversity and Multiculturalism in the UK: 2 Brown immigrants shouted ‘be a good woman’ as they took turns raping white woman
Two predators who raped a vulnerable stranger after abducting her when she offered to pay them to take her home have been jailed for a total of 23 years.
The victim had become separated from her friend after a night out, her phone battery had died and she couldn’t find a taxi to take her home.
She spotted Syed Ahmed and Najirul Miah parked up outside a takeaway and believed they might be an unofficial taxi.
But they were loitering in Sunderland city centre in the dead of night looking to target women.
When the victim offered them money for the relatively short journey to her home, they agreed and let her in the back of the three-door car.
Rather than taking her home, Ahmed drove to a secluded spot and they took turns to rape her before abandoning her and driving off.
During the ordeal she was told ‘you are going to have to do this’, ‘be a good woman’ and ‘do as we tell you’.
Now Ahmed, 22, has been jailed for 11 years at Newcastle Crown Court while Miah, 22, was locked up for 12 years.
Both must sign the sex offenders register indefinitely and were given indefinite restraining orders.
Jodie Menzies, Ahmed’s parter at the time, was given a suspended prison sentence for contacting the victim on Facebook and trying to get her to drop the charges against Ahmed, offering her money and emotionally blackmailing her.
The court heard the impact of the attack has been ‘very significant’ on the victim, who now struggles to leave the house and has lost trust in people.
She said in a statement her decision to get into the car that night is something she will ‘regret for the rest of her life’.
The woman said the attack has ‘stolen her life’ and added that the men had an ‘easy choice’ that night and could have taken her home then ‘no-one would be living the nightmare they are living now’.
Ahmed, of Chester Street East, Sunderland, was found guilty of rape, false imprisonment and theft of her belongings.
Miah, of Ashwood Terrace, Sunderland, was convicted of rape, sexual assault and false imprisonment, having admitted theft of her belongings.
Because of their denials, the woman has had to relive her ordeal from the witness box three times.
The first trial resulted in a hung jury and a second trial was halted due to legal reasons.
Canada tyranny; Trudeau Authorizes Bank Accounts Frozen for Social Media Posts in Support of Freedom Protests – Canadian Civil Liberties Association Denounce Decision
The triggering of an official invocation of the Canadian Emergency Measures Act to eliminate protests is stunning. Using the Emergency Act to target individual citizens in Canada, and their bank accounts, is yet again another level of astonishing.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland have authorized banks, financial institutions and insurance carriers to suspend the accounts of Canadian citizens based on their social media postings.
Yes, you read that correctly. Support of “blockades and/or occupations” are specifically noted.
Anyone in Canada (individual or business) who supports or “furthers” the Freedom Convoy or Freedom Protest on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform, is a target to have their bank accounts frozen and insurance policies nullified.
- Source: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/02/14/trudeau-authorizes-bank-accounts-frozen-for-social-media-posts-in-support-of-freedom-protests-canadian-civil-liberties-association-denounce-decision/
The interim police chief of Ottawa, Comrade Steve Bell, made it clear today that he and the residents of Ottawa are “sick” of the protesters. Therefore, effective immediately, no Canadian citizen will be permitted to access, enter or walk lawfully in the downtown Ottawa area.
“100 police checkpoints have been established” Bell said, and citizens are being questioned about the reason for their travel. Additionally, within his current authority as the regional guard for government, he has been authorized to offer “safe passage” out of the area for any current protestor or dissident supporter. However, if people do not exit the area within this current window of amnesty, the safety of the remaining citizens cannot be guaranteed as heavily armed tactical operations begin.
- Source: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/02/17/ottawa-police-chief-it-is-now-unlawful-to-protest-against-government-100-checkpoints-have-been-established/
Fascism in Canada: Donate to pro freedom group, lose job. Ontario government staffer out of a job after $100
Imagine if this happened to violent BLM rioters. Leftists would be outraged. But fascism against their critics is perfectly ok.
Dean Blundell was amongst the human trash doxing peaceful freedom loving donators.
The director of communications in the Ontario ministry responsible for enforcing the law is out of a job after she was tied to a $100 donation supporting the convoy blockading Ottawa streets.
(name redacted) is among several government staffers and associates under scrutiny after their names or identifying information were found in a pair of leaks of some 100,000 donations to American crowdfunding website GiveSendGo.
For the communications director to be financially supporting an unlawful, illegal occupation is definitely concerning,” said NDP MPP Catherine Fife.
“Who was donating, why were they donating, and did this contribute to the non-action that happened on the ground in Ottawa?” she said.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s spokesperson Ivana Yelich did not elaborate in a brief statement to reporters.
“X no longer works for the Ontario government,” Yelich said. “We are not commenting any further as this is a staffing matter.”
They worked as a political staffer as recently as Sunday for Ontario’s Solicitor-General, the position that oversees police and other law enforcement in Ontario.
The $100 donation was listed as anonymous on GiveSendGo, but in a pair of leaked documents totalling nearly 100,000 donations, one line reads “M.R.” with an email address that contains their name.
Also in the data is an employee of the federal correctional service and the name of another Ontario government employee. The latter only said, “No comment” when contacted on the phone by CTV News Toronto.
A pollster with ties to the governing Progressive Conservative party was accused in an NDP news release of donating, as a line in the spreadsheet includes his email and name. But in a response to CTV News Toronto, the pollster denied donating.
Even small donors to the blockade, should they continue donating, run the risk of frozen bank accounts, due to the federal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act, said Toronto lawyer Nainesh Kotak.
“Under this enactment I would suggest the government could freeze bank accounts if they chose to do so,” he said. “That’s concerning. The targets should be the bigger players.”
Kotak said he believes that the government had the tools to deal with the protest earlier, but didn’t. Now, revoking insurance or auto-related fines could take away the livelihood of anyone using those trucks for a long period, he said.
“We’ve gone from zero enforcement to using a bazooka,” he said. “These are extraordinary steps.”
- Source: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/ontario-government-staffer-out-of-a-job-after-100-donation-to-ottawa-blockade-others-under-scrutiny-1.5784390
Justin trudeau calls anti mandate trucker freedom convoy supporters racist, antisemitic, homophobic, islamophobic
Today in the House, Members of Parliament unanimously condemned the antisemitism, Islamophobia, anti-Black racism, homophobia, and transphobia that we’ve seen on display in Ottawa over the past number of days. Together, let’s keep working to make Canada more inclusive.
Review of 24 studies shows that coronavirus lockdown polices are worse than useless; reducing mortality by just 0.2% while destroying the economy
This systematic review and meta-analysis are designed to determine whether there is empirical
evidence to support the belief that “lockdowns” reduce COVID-19 mortality. Lockdowns are
defined as the imposition of at least one compulsory, non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI).
NPIs are any government mandate that directly restrict peoples’ possibilities, such as policies that
limit internal movement, close schools and businesses, and ban international travel. This study
employed a systematic search and screening procedure in which 18,590 studies are identified
that could potentially address the belief posed. After three levels of screening, 34 studies
ultimately qualified. Of those 34 eligible studies, 24 qualified for inclusion in the meta-analysis.
They were separated into three groups: lockdown stringency index studies, shelter-in-place order (SIPO) studies, and specific NPI studies. An analysis of each of these three groups support
the conclusion that lockdowns have had little to no effect on COVID-19 mortality. More
specifically, stringency index studies find that lockdowns in Europe and the United States only
reduced COVID-19 mortality by 0.2% on average. SIPOs were also ineffective, only reducing
COVID-19 mortality by 2.9% on average. Specific NPI studies also find no broad-based evidence
of noticeable effects on COVID-19 mortality.
While this meta-analysis concludes that lockdowns have had little to no public health effects,
they have imposed enormous economic and social costs where they have been adopted. In
consequence, lockdown policies are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy
- Source: https://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/iae/files/2022/01/A-Literature-Review-and-Meta-Analysis-of-the-Effects-of-Lockdowns-on-COVID-19-Mortality.pdf
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Whistleblowers share DOD medical data that shows vaccines causing massive rise in heart problems, infertility, cancers and other illnesses
In a declaration under penalty of perjury that Renz plans to use in federal court, Drs. Samuel Sigoloff, Peter Chambers, and Theresa Long — three military doctors — revealed that there has been a 300% increase in DMED codes registered for miscarriages in the military in 2021 over the five-year average. The five-year average was 1,499 codes for miscarriages per year. During the first 10 months of 2021, it was 4,182. As Renz explained to me in an interview with TheBlaze, these doctors queried the numbers for hundreds of codes from 2016 through 2020 to establish a baseline five-year average. These codes were generally for ailments and injuries that medical literature has established as being potential adverse effects of the vaccines.
Renz told me the numbers tended to be remarkably similar in all those preceding years, including in 2020, which was the first year of the pandemic but before the vaccines were distributed. But then in 2021, the numbers skyrocketed, and the 2021 data doesn’t even include the months of November and December. For example, some public health officials speculate that COVID itself places women at higher risk for miscarriages. But the number of miscarriage codes recorded in 2020 was actually slightly below the five-year average (1,477). However, they were not drastically below the average on any one category in a way that one can suggest it reflects lockdown-related decreases in doctor’s visits, which somehow led to an increase in 2021 diagnoses.
The database has all the ICD codes for both military hospital visits and ambulatory visits. The data presented by Renz so far is all from the query of ambulatory diagnosis data.
Aside from the spike in miscarriage diagnoses (ICD code O03 for spontaneous abortions), there was an almost 300% increase in cancer diagnoses (from a five-year average of 38,700 per year to 114,645 in the first 11 months of 2021). There was also a 1,000% increase in diagnosis codes for neurological issues, which increased from a baseline average of 82,000 to 863,000!
Some other numbers he did not mention at the hearing but gave to me in the interview are the following:
- myocardial infarction –269% increase
- Bell’s palsy – 291% increase
- congenital malformations (for children of military personnel) – 156% increase
- female infertility – 471% increase
- pulmonary embolisms – 467% increase
All these numbers are among the ambulatory visits because those are where the vast number of diagnoses in the military occur. However, Renz did say the increases were indicated in the hospitalized patients as well. I have seen one of the sworn declarations from one of the military doctors, and it states as follows, “It is my professional opinion that the major increases incidences of the above discussed instances of miscarriages, cancers, and disease were due to COVID-19 ‘vaccinations.'”
According to Renz, it was the actual clinical experience of the three named doctors and several unnamed doctors that led them to investigate DMED, and their discoveries reflected their experience treating patients with ailments extremely unusual to healthy, young soldiers since the rollout of the vaccines.
Renz claims he has a video with two witnesses showing the entire process of downloading this data from the database and is prepared to present it in court. He also told me that this is just “the tip of the iceberg,” as the codes have increased exponentially in numerous other diagnosis categories. Renz said his spreadsheet, which includes over 100 medical diagnosis categories, was shared with Senator Johnson and his staff before the Monday hearing.
- Source: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-whistleblowers-share-dod-medical-data-that-blows-vaccine-safety-debate-wide-open
Therapies to Prevent Progression of COVID-19, Including Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin, Zinc, and Vitamin D3 With or Without Intravenous Vitamin C: An International, Multicenter, Randomized Trial
COVID-19 is a global pandemic. Treatment with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), zinc, and azithromycin (AZM), also known as the Zelenko protocol, and treatment with intravenous (IV) vitamin C (IVC) have shown encouraging results in a large number of trials worldwide. In addition, vitamin D levels are an important indicator of the severity of symptoms in patients with COVID-19.
Our multicenter, randomized, open-label study aimed to assess the effectiveness of HCQ, AZM, and zinc with or without IVC in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in reducing symptom severity and duration and preventing death.
Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in seven participating hospitals in Turkey were screened for eligibility and randomly allocated to receive either HCQ, AZM, and zinc (group 1) or HCQ, AZM, zinc plus IV vitamin C treatment (group 2) for 14 days. The patients also received nontherapeutic levels of vitamin D3.
The trial is registered on the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry ACTRN12620000557932 and has been approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
A total of 237 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 aged 22-99 years (mean: 63.3 ± 15.7 years) were enrolled in the study. Almost all patients were vitamin D deficient (97%), 55% were severely vitamin D deficient (<25 nmol/L) and 42% were vitamin D deficient (<50 nmol/L); 3% had insufficient vitamin D levels (<75 nmol/L), and none had optimal vitamin D levels.
Of the patients, 73% had comorbidities, including diabetes (35%), heart disease (36%), and lung disease (34%).
All but one patient (99.6%; n = 236/237) treated with HCQ, AZM, and zinc with or without high-dose IV vitamin C (IVC) fully recovered. Additional IVC therapy contributed significantly to a quicker recovery (15 days versus 45 days until discharge; p = 0.0069).
Side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, reported by 15%-27% of the patients, were mild to moderate and transient. No cardiac side effects were observed.
Low vitamin D levels were significantly correlated with a higher probability of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and longer hospital stay.
Sadly, one 70-year-old female patient with heart and lung disease died after 17 days in ICU and 22 days in the hospital. Her vitamin D level was 6 nmol/L on admission (i.e., severely deficient).
Our study suggests that the treatment protocol of HCQ, AZM, and zinc with or without vitamin C is safe and effective in the treatment of COVID-19, with high dose IV vitamin C leading to a significantly quicker recovery.
Importantly, our study confirms vitamin D deficiency to be a high-risk factor of severe COVID-19 disease and hospitalization, with 97% of our study’s patient cohort being vitamin D deficient, 55% of these being severely vitamin D deficient, and none had optimal levels.
Future trials are warranted to evaluate the treatment with a combination of high-dose vitamin D3 in addition to HCQ, AZM, and zinc and high-dose intravenous vitamin C.
Candy is about to get more “inclusive,” with the maker of M&M’s announcing its famed characters are getting modern makeovers and will have more “nuanced personalities.”
Mars, Incorporated, the company behind the colorful, candy-coated chocolates, announced Thursday a “global commitment to creating a world where everyone feels they belong and society is inclusive.”
As part of the new mission to increase the “sense of belonging for 10 million people around the world by 2025,” Mars said the M&M’s characters — who serve as mascots of sorts for the brand — would be receiving fresh, new looks.
The green M&M, previously seen in ads posing seductively and strutting her stuff in white go-go boots, will now sport a pair of sneakers. A description for the green candy on the M&M’s website says she enjoys “being a hypewoman for my friends.”
“I think we all win when we see more women in leading roles, so I’m happy to take on the part of supportive friend when they succeed,” the green M&M said on the promotional site.
Another character, the brown M&M, described her motto as, “Not bossy. Just the boss.”
Mars said in announcing the refresh that M&M’s — which were first released in 1941 — will have “an updated tone of voice that is more inclusive, welcoming, and unifying, while remaining rooted in our signature jester, wit and humor.”
“As one of the world’s most iconic candy brands,” Cathryn Sleight, Mars Wrigley’s Chief Growth Officer said in a statement, “who better to commit to a world with more moments of fun by increasing a sense of belonging around the globe than M&M’s?”
Leftist Subversion and Destruction of Western Society, Parallels to Bolsheviks, Marxist Revolution – Jordan Peterson Essay
I recently resigned from my position as full tenured professor at the University of Toronto. I am now professor emeritus, and before I turned sixty. Emeritus is generally a designation reserved for superannuated faculty, albeit those who had served their term with some distinction. I had envisioned teaching and researching at the U of T, full time, until they had to haul my skeleton out of my office. I loved my job. And my students, undergraduates and graduates alike, were positively predisposed toward me. But that career path was not meant to be. There were many reasons, including the fact that I can now teach many more people and with less interference online. But here’s a few more:
First, my qualified and supremely trained heterosexual white male graduate students (and I’ve had many others, by the way) face a negligible chance of being offered university research positions, despite stellar scientific dossiers. This is partly because of Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity mandates (my preferred acronym: DIE). These have been imposed universally in academia, despite the fact that university hiring committees had already done everything reasonable for all the years of my career, and then some, to ensure that no qualified “minority” candidates were ever overlooked. My students are also partly unacceptable precisely because they are my students. I am academic persona non grata, because of my unacceptable philosophical positions. And this isn’t just some inconvenience. These facts rendered my job morally untenable. How can I accept prospective researchers and train them in good conscience knowing their employment prospects to be minimal?
Second reason: This is one of many issues of appalling ideology currently demolishing the universities and, downstream, the general culture. Not least because there simply is not enough qualified BIPOC people in the pipeline to meet diversity targets quickly enough (BIPOC: black, indigenous and people of colour, for those of you not in the knowing woke). This has been common knowledge among any remotely truthful academic who has served on a hiring committee for the last three decades. This means we’re out to produce a generation of researchers utterly unqualified for the job. And we’ve seen what that means already in the horrible grievance studies “disciplines.” That, combined with the death of objective testing, has compromised the universities so badly that it can hardly be overstated. And what happens in the universities eventually colours everything. As we have discovered.
All my craven colleagues must craft DIE statements to obtain a research grant. They all lie (excepting the minority of true believers) and they teach their students to do the same. And they do it constantly, with various rationalizations and justifications, further corrupting what is already a stunningly corrupt enterprise. Some of my colleagues even allow themselves to undergo so-called anti-bias training, conducted by supremely unqualified Human Resources personnel, lecturing inanely and blithely and in an accusatory manner about theoretically all-pervasive racist/sexist/heterosexist attitudes. Such training is now often a precondition to occupy a faculty position on a hiring committee.
Need I point out that implicit attitudes cannot — by the definitions generated by those who have made them a central point of our culture — be transformed by short-term explicit training? Assuming that those biases exist in the manner claimed, and that is a very weak claim, and I’m speaking scientifically here. The Implicit Association test — the much-vaunted IAT, which purports to objectively diagnose implicit bias (that’s automatic racism and the like) is by no means powerful enough — valid and reliable enough — to do what it purports to do. Two of the original designers of that test, Anthony Greenwald and Brian Nosek, have said as much, publicly. The third, Professor Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard, remains recalcitrant. Much of this can be attributed to her overtly leftist political agenda, as well as to her embeddedness within a sub-discipline of psychology, social psychology, so corrupt that it denied the existence of left-wing authoritarianism for six decades after World War II. The same social psychologists, broadly speaking, also casually regard conservatism (in the guise of “system justification”) as a form of psychopathology.
Banaji’s continued countenancing of the misuse of her research instrument, combined with the status of her position at Harvard, is a prime reason we still suffer under the DIE yoke, with its baleful effect on what was once the closest we had ever come to truly meritorious selection. There are good reasons to suppose that DIE-motivated eradication of objective testing, such as the GRE for graduate school admission, will have deleterious effects on the ability of students so selected to master such topics as the statistics all social sciences (and medicine, for that matter) rely upon completely for their validity.
Furthermore, the accrediting boards for graduate clinical psychology training programs in Canada are now planning to refuse to accredit university clinical programs unless they have a “social justice” orientation. That, combined with some recent legislative changes in Canada, claiming to outlaw so-called “conversion therapy” (but really making it exceedingly risky for clinicians to do anything ever but agree always and about everything with their clients) have likely doomed the practice of clinical psychology, which always depended entirely on trust and privacy. Similar moves are afoot in other professional disciplines, such as medicine and law. And if you don’t think that psychologists, lawyers and other professionals are anything but terrified of their now woke governing professional colleges, much to everyone’s extreme detriment, you simply don’t understand how far this has all gone.
Just exactly what am I supposed to do when I meet a graduate student or young professor, hired on DIE grounds? Manifest instant skepticism regarding their professional ability? What a slap in the face to a truly meritorious young outsider. And perhaps that’s the point. The DIE ideology is not friend to peace and tolerance. It is absolutely and completely the enemy of competence and justice.
And for those of you who think that I am overstating the case, or that this is something limited in some trivial sense to the universities, consider some other examples: This report from Hollywood, cliched hotbed of “liberal” sentiment, for example, indicates just how far this has gone. In 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscar people) embarked on a five-year plan (does that ring any historical bells?) “to diversify our organization and expand our definition of the best,” They did so in an attempt which included developing “new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars,” to, hypothetically, “better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.” What fruit has this initiative, offspring of the DIE ideology, borne? According to a recent article, penned by Peter Kiefer and Peter Savodnik, but posted on former NY Times’ journalist Bari Weiss’s Common Sense website (and Weiss left the Times, because of the intrusion of radical left ideology into that newspaper, just as Tara Henley did recently, vis a vis the CBC): “We spoke to more than 25 writers, directors, and producers — all of whom identify as liberal, and all of whom described a pervasive fear of running afoul of the new dogma. … How to survive the revolution? By becoming its most ardent supporter. … Suddenly, every conversation with every agent or head of content started with: Is anyone BIPOC attached to this?”
And this is everywhere — and if you don’t see it, your head is either in the sand or shoved somewhere far more unmentionable. CBS, for example, has literally mandated that every writers’ room be at least 40 per cent BIPOC in 2021 (50 per cent in 2022).
We are now at the point where race, ethnicity, “gender,” or sexual preference is first, accepted as the fundamental characteristic defining each person (just as the radical leftists were hoping) and second, is now treated as the most important qualification for study, research and employment.
Need I point out that this is insane ? Even the benighted New York Times has its doubts. A headline from August 11, 2021: Are Workplace Diversity Programs Doing More Harm than Good? In a word, yes. How can accusing your employees of racism etc. sufficient to require re-training (particularly in relationship to those who are working in good faith to overcome whatever bias they might still, in these modern, liberal times, manifest) be anything other than insulting, annoying, invasive, high-handed, moralizing, inappropriate, ill-considered, counterproductive, and otherwise unjustifiable?
And if you think DIE is bad, wait until you get a load of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) scores . Purporting to assess corporate moral responsibility, these scores, which can dramatically affect an enterprise’s financial viability, are nothing less than the equivalent of China’s damnable social credit system, applied to the entrepreneurial and financial world. CEOs: what in the world is wrong with you? Can’t you see that the ideologues who push such appalling nonsense are driven by an agenda that is not only absolutely antithetical to your free-market enterprise, as such, but precisely targeted at the freedoms that made your success possible? Can’t you see that by going along, sheep-like (just as the professors are doing; just as the artists and writers are doing) that you are generating a veritable fifth column within your businesses? Are you really so blind, cowed and cowardly? With all your so-called privilege?
And it’s not just the universities. And the professional colleges. And Hollywood. And the corporate world. Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity — that radical leftist Trinity — is destroying us. Wondering about the divisiveness that is currently besetting us? Look no farther than DIE. Wondering — more specifically — about the attractiveness of Trump? Look no farther than DIE. When does the left go too far? When they worship at the altar of DIE, and insist that the rest of us, who mostly want to be left alone, do so as well. Enough already. Enough. Enough.
Finally, do you know that Vladimir Putin himself is capitalizing on this woke madness? Anna Mahjar-Barducci at MEMRI.org covered his recent speech. I quote from the article’s translation: “The advocates of so-called ‘social progress’ believe they are introducing humanity to some kind of a new and better consciousness. Godspeed, hoist the flags, as we say, go right ahead. The only thing that I want to say now is that their prescriptions are not new at all. It may come as a surprise to some people, but Russia has been there already. After the 1917 revolution, the Bolsheviks, relying on the dogmas of Marx and Engels, also said that they would change existing ways and customs, and not just political and economic ones, but the very notion of human morality and the foundations of a healthy society. The destruction of age-old values, religion, and relations between people, up to and including the total rejection of family (we had that, too), encouragement to inform on loved ones — all this was proclaimed progress and, by the way, was widely supported around the world back then and was quite fashionable, same as today. By the way, the Bolsheviks were absolutely intolerant of opinions other than theirs.
“This, I believe, should call to mind some of what we are witnessing now. Looking at what is happening in a number of Western countries, we are amazed to see the domestic practices — which we, fortunately, have left, I hope — in the distant past. The fight for equality and against discrimination has turned into aggressive dogmatism bordering on absurdity, when the works of the great authors of the past — such as Shakespeare — are no longer taught at schools or universities, because their ideas are believed to be backward. The classics are declared backward and ignorant of the importance of gender or race. In Hollywood, memos are distributed about proper storytelling and how many characters of what color or gender should be in a movie. This is even worse than the agitprop department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.”
This, from the head of the former totalitarian enterprise, against whom we fought a five decades’ long Cold War, risking the entire planet (in a very real manner). This, from the head of a country riven in a literally genocidal manner by ideas that Putin himself attributes to the progressives in the West, to the generally accepting audience of his once-burned (once (!)) twice-shy listeners.
And all of you going along with the DIE activists, whatever your reasons: this is on you. Professors. Cowering cravenly in pretence and silence. Teaching your students to dissimulate and lie. To get along. As the walls crumble. For shame. CEOs: signalling a virtue you don’t possess and shouldn’t want to please a minority who literally live their lives by displeasure. You’re evil capitalists, after all, and should be proud of it. At the moment, I can’t tell if you’re more reprehensibly timid even than the professors. Why the hell don’t you banish the human resource DIE upstarts back to the more-appropriately-named Personnel departments, stop them from interfering with the psyches of you and your employees, and be done with it? Musicians, artists, writers: stop bending your sacred and meritorious art to the demands of the propagandists before you fatally betray the spirit of your own intuition. Stop censoring your thought. Stop saying you will hire for your orchestral and theatrical productions for any reason other than talent and excellence. That’s all you have. That’s all any of us have.
He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind. And the wind is rising.
- Source: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/jordan-peterson-why-i-am-no-longer-a-tenured-professor-at-the-university-of-toronto
Black Privilege; Because blacks commit most drive-by murders, leftist democrats want to go easy on them for “racial equality”
Washington Democrats hope to go easy on drive-by murderers in order to promote racial equity for criminals. It’s the latest light-on-crime scheme pushed under the guise of being anti-racist.
House Bill 1692 lessens the criminal penalties for drive-by shootings. It prohibits using a drive-by shooting as a basis for elevating a first degree murder charge to an aggravated first degree murder. The bill is also retroactive, lessening punishment for those already found guilty in drive-by shooting cases. It even offers carve-outs to release felons from jail if they committed their violent act when they were under 21-years-old.
The bill’s sponsors, state Representatives Tarra Simmons (D-Bremerton) and David Hackney (D-Tukwila), pre-filed the bill ahead of the Jan. 10, 2022, start to the legislative session. They claim this change promotes “racial equity in the criminal legal system.” It does no such thing. It merely goes easy on criminals who deserve lifetime jail sentences.
HB 1692, if passed, would remove drive-by shootings from the list of aggravated factors. Thus, a drive-by murderer, if charged and convicted, could be released from prison. But the bill goes even farther than reclassifying drive-by shootings.
Through her office, Simmons argued that first degree murder “is a heinous crime which already carries a long and serious sentence.” But, she added, “it’s clear that [this aggravated classification] was targeted at gangs that were predominantly young and Black.” She argues it’s an example of “systemic racism.”
And while Simmons wants to make this issue about saving children from life sentences, her bill applies to adults, the majority of which commit gang-related gun violence. And no child can get life without parole for a drive-by murder in Washington state.
Washington Democrats are some of the country’s most extreme partisans. They pushed through unapologetically anti-police bills under the guise of reform. They view the entirety of the criminal justice system as inherently racist. These so-called “systems of oppression” must be dismantled and reimagined. This is part of that agenda.
Simmons is a leading Democratic voice on this issue.
A convicted felon who became a lawyer after incarceration, she ran on a platform of criminal justice reform. Simmons previously championed a bill that automatically restores the voting rights of criminals who are released from their sentence early, even if they haven’t completed their community custody requirements. Governor Jay Inslee signed this bill into law in 2021.
But a reimagined criminal justice system, to Washington Democrats, is one of endless chances for criminals if those criminals happen to be non-white. Instead of jail time for violent offenders, Democrats push criminals into restorative justice programs. Only there, Democrats believe, can a criminal be truly reformed.
Make that claim to the victims of drive-by shootings who are hit by stray bullets. They usually live in neighborhoods that are majority-minority. And given the high recidivism rate of gang members, being released early from prison despite drive-by murders will likely result in more Hispanic and Black victims. Simmons herself is an example that life doesn’t end due to incarceration.
Democrat-run cities are experiencing an historic crime surge. Take a look at the criminal records of those committing the crimes and you’ll see a prolific crime crisis that can be tied directly to soft-on-crime policies that see criminals go free. Seattle, in particular, has been hit hard.
Assuming it’s the case, it should not matter that more Hispanic or Black suspects are charged with aggravated first degree murder due to a drive-by shooting than white suspects, so long as the white suspects aren’t getting a pass for the exact kinds of behavior. If white suspects are disproportionately charged with rape or murder-for-hire as an aggravating factor, should we end that too? It shows racial disproportionality, after all. Of course not.
- Source: https://mynorthwest.com/3293353/rantz-wa-democrats-bill-says-its-racial-equity-to-go-easy-on-drive-by-murderers/
Black culture and black privilege; black teens steal car, run over their friend, parents blame owner of car, not the kids. Everything is someone else’s fault
The Aurora Police Department reports that 14-year-old Kashontez Grigler was riding as a passenger in a van which was stolen by his girlfriend.
Grigler was allegedly hanging on the front of the stolen minivan and fell off, causing the stolen vehicle to run over him. The girlfriend and driver of the stolen van took off on foot but later returned to the scene
Kasseem (the father) said that Kashontez’s girlfriend, the one who allegedly stole the van, is also hurting over what he terms as an accident. He said:
“She [the girlfriend] was my son’s homecoming date. It’s not even easy for her. They were friends and it was an accident.”
Kasseem believes that the victim of the stolen van had left the keys inside of the vehicle and Kashontez and his girlfriend could not avoid the temptation of stealing it. He said:
“The car was in the neighborhood and a group of kids; they saw the car and the temptation was there. Because of that, I lost my son.”
Does this mean when there is an opportunity to commit crime, it can be committed and then blamed on third parties who shouldve predicted that you are unable to resist. This is the logic of children. How can anyone raised in this culture of no consequences function as a productive member of society?
- Source: https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/family-of-teen-run-over-by-stolen-car-want-owner-held-responsible/
According to early data published on Tuesday by the ONS, the triple-vaccinated are 4.5 times as likely to test positive for a probable Omicron infection than the unvaccinated. The double-vaccinated, meanwhile, are 2.3 times as likely to have a probable Omicron infection.
The data from the ONS Infection Survey, while provisional, adds support to the claim that the Omicron variant has significant vaccine evading ability.
Note that this is the probability of an infection being Omicron given a person is infected, so it doesn’t tell us how likely a person is to test positive in the first place. This means it doesn’t tell us that the vaccines are making things worse overall, only that they are making it much more likely that a vaccinated person is infected with Omicron than another variant. In other words, it is a measure of how well Omicron evades the vaccines compared to Delta. The fact that the triple-vaccinated are much more likely to be infected with Omicron than the double-vaccinated confirms this vaccine evading ability.
The data also doesn’t tell us anything about the severity of Omicron, or how well the vaccines continue to protect against serious disease.
It does mean, though, that the current Omicron outbreak is largely an epidemic of the vaccinated and is being driven, not by the unvaccinated, but by those who have been double and triple jabbed. Combined with the fact that Omicron has quickly grown to be the majority of new infections, it suggests the vaccinated are playing an outsize role in the current outbreak.
- Source: https://dailysceptic.org/2021/12/22/triple-vaccinated-more-than-four-times-more-likely-to-test-positive-for-omicron-than-unvaccinated-data-shows/
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Diversity and multiculturalism in Sweden: 60% of rape committed by immigrants. Study author investigated for this study
The research of Professor Kristina Sundquist and Associate Professor Ardavan Khoshnood of Lund University became the subject of a preliminary prosecutor’s investigation suspecting them of conducting and publishing illegal research.
Most rapists are immigrants
After studying more than 3,000 convictions in rape cases passed between 2000 and 2015, researchers found that most of the convicted perpetrators are immigrants.
A total of 3 039 offenders were included in the analysis. A majority of them were immigrants (n = 1 800; 59.2%) of which a majority (n = 1 451; 47.7%) were born outside of Sweden.
– It was a side effect. The aim of the study was to include all rapists and characterize them by means of implicit class analysis. At that time, the background of immigrants was not included as a variable in this analysis, but we wanted to see if they were dealing with many other crimes, ill-health, social benefits and more, said Professor Kristina Sundquist.
“Immigrants were just a variable and it turned out to be quite a remarkable discovery as there were many immigrants and foreign-born people in this group,” she added.
The research report was submitted to the Board of Appeal for ethical review – a body reporting to the Ministry of Education.
It was questioned, inter alia, whether Sundquist and Khoshnood were given an “ethical license” to handle “sensitive data” such as crime and origin to draw conclusions about immigrants and rape.
“I don’t see anywhere that ethical permission is sought to test the hypothesis if immigrants are overrepresented in statistics on convicted rapists,” it said.
Case in the prosecutor’s office
After receiving several reports, the Ethics Review Board of Appeal decided to start an investigation into the researchers in spring. Kristina Sundquist and her colleagues are suspected of violating good research practice.
Scientists are also criticized for insufficient evaluation as they failed to indicate how their research should ‘reduce exclusion and improve integration’.
Coronavirus Vaccine Bombshell: 72 Kids Died From Vaccine in 6 Months vs. 18 Who Died From the Coronavirus in Nearly 2 Years in ALL of Canada
“In the Waterloo area, 86 stillbirths have occurred from January to July,” Nicholls said. “And, normally it’s roughly one stillbirth every two months. But here’s the kicker – mothers of stillbirth babies were fully vaccinated, and you have clearly said on numerous occasions that the vaccines are safe.”
Compare to just 18 who died from the coronavirus as per Health Canada stats. This means 72 more kids died from the vaccine than the virus itself. IN JUST ONE SMALL REGION, IN JUST 6 MONTHS. How many died across Canada? Across the world?
Other parliament members and people in the crowd let out groans and objections as MPP Nicholls spoke.
Ignoring the haters, he continued, “So minister, what do you say to the doctors who told expecting women it was okay to get fully vaccinated and what should they tell the mothers who deliver a stillborn baby?”
MOH Elliot answered Nicholls by first congratulating him on becoming a grandfather before generically claiming the Covid vaccines are safe and recommended for women who are expecting a child.
The health minister offered no data or statistics to back her claims.
Canada covid stats from: https://health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epidemiological-summary-covid-19-cases.html
MPPs speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx7ICPIOnck
Stillbirths exploding across Canada:
- Source: https://www.infowars.com/posts/health-minister-questioned-about-alleged-explosion-in-fully-vaccinated-mothers-experiencing-stillbirths/
The vaccine sets off HIV PCR tests because the nanowires are coated in HIV TAT peptides so that they can easily slip into cells. HIV TAT has a protein transduction domain that allows it to slip through the ordinarily impermeable double-layer phospholipid membrane of a cell and right inside. This allows the TAT-coated nanowires into your neurons once they’ve passed the blood-brain barrier.
Once the nanowires are inside your neurons, they receive signals from fifth-generation cell towers with beamforming MIMO tech that allows them to send different signals directly through people’s skulls and into their brain tissue. RF induction energizes the nanowires, allowing them to stimulate clusters of neurons in a manner akin to deep brain stimulation. Possible manipulations of human behavior include alterations to:
- perception of threats
- reward system
- pair-bonding behavior
All of this has been worked on for decades by Charles Lieber with DARPA money, as well as funding from the PLA (illegally, through the Thousand Talents Plan). The Rothschilds are involved. The entire virus scare, the Great Reset, everything is a pretext for overt, complete mind control.
The well-poisoning around fifth-generation cell networks and vaccine skepticism was planned for years and years specifically to conceal and obfuscate this event.
There are a number of very suspicious things that occurred this year. Charles Lieber and a few Chinese nationals were arrested due to fraud and scientific espionage. China maintains a program called the “Thousand Talents Plan”, which is designed to recruit foreign scientists with bribery and convince them to divulge proprietary information to the Chinese, giving them a strategic technological advantage.
Charles Lieber has been working at Harvard on silicon nanowire tech for the past 22 years, and with nanotech and nanoscale structures in general for even longer than that. He was arrested All of his publications are readily available:
Many of his papers describe using silicon nanowires as the basis of BCIs, or brain-computer interfaces, a.k.a. “Neural Lace” tech, like Neuralink (which is similar, but uses electrodes that are much larger and much more primitive than nanowires).
Silicon nanowire field effect transistors, or SiNW-FETs, are transistorized silicon nanowires. They’re extremely small, on the order of a few micrometers long by a few nanometers thick. They are small enough to be coated with HIV TAT peptides and slipped right through the membrane of a cell.
Once inside, they’re capable of reading signals from (and modulating the activity of) individual neurons. How does one power them if they’re inside cells and have no batteries, capacitors, or other power source? Simple. RF induction.
What device is capable of directing RF of the required frequency directly into someone’s head? A phased-array beamforming antenna, capable of steering beams of RF towards anything with high precision. What uses phased-array beamforming antennas? Fifth-generation wireless cell networks do.
They even have a 600 MHz band in their bandplan that can penetrate tissue very deeply (millimeter-wave frequencies only penetrate the skin to a depth measured in millimeters).
Just one little problem left. How to get the nanowires into the brain, past the blood-brain barrier. Normally, the BBB keeps foreign objects out of your brain tissue. There is one thing, however, that compromises the BBB very handily. SARS-CoV-2 Spike proteins. You see, COVID-19 is a vascular endotheliitis. This virus attacks the lining of people’s blood vessels. That’s why it causes blood clots, heart attacks, pulmonary edema, and all these other weird symptoms that one would never expect from a pneumonia. Its manifestations are protean because blood vessels are everywhere in the body. This is why it seems like an “everything-virus” that can impact every organ; it can cause viremia and inflammation in many different vital organs, as well as aggressive coagulopathy and neutrophilia.
SARS-CoV-2 Spike proteins, on their own, even without the rest of the virus (even the shed spike proteins) can injure the blood-brain barrier and make it more permeable.
SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines contain a bit of mRNA suspended in a lipid capsule. These enter your cells, and then, your ribosomes take the mRNA and manufacture copies of SARS-CoV-2’s Spike protein. This Spike protein acts as an antigen, training the immune system to detect it and form antibodies against it, like a typical vaccine, however, as described above, these free-floating Spike proteins may also compromise the BBB.
Now, what do you suppose would happen if someone with a compromised blood-brain barrier happened to have a bunch of silicon nanowires injected into their bloodstream?
Klaus Schwab openly professes transhumanist leanings in his books, even describing the use of mind-reading to determine people’s level of security threat:
Canada’s “global reset plan” involved confiscating property and shoving people into cities.
This is how it works: the federal government will offer to eliminate all personal debts (mortgages, loans, credit cards, etc) which all funding will be provided to Canada by the IMF under what will become known as the World Debt Reset program. In exchange for acceptance of this total debt forgiveness the individual would forfeit ownership of any and all property and assets forever.
All of this “Great Reset” nonsense seems rather nonsensical, until you realize that the goal is to force people to move from rural areas into denser, more populated areas, which would make them easier to influence with a Smart Grid (putting the necessary infrastructure in rural areas is too expensive).
On 4chan, someone claiming to be part of one of the wealthy families outright stated that smart-grid mind control involving 5G was on the way, and people needed to be forced into the cities for that very reason (though they were reticent to explain exactly how the technology would work):
Bonus mind control craziness this year linked to Betsy DeVos (the sister of Erik Prince, of Blackwater/Academi fame), Neurocore, Blackrock, and the use of old-school Utah Arrays:
COVID-19 provides the perfect excuse. It creates an international emergency justifying the use of emergency powers. It creates a pretense for people to be injected with unknown substances without their knowledge or consent, believing that they have been vaccinated. It demonstrates quite aptly why there has been so much well-poisoning about 5G and anti-vaxxers; though 5G technology on its own is not particularly harmful, and though vaccines are a proven technology that do confer immunity to viruses, this particular application of 5G and vaccines may have nefarious intent behind it. Namely, acting as a trojan horse for nanotechnological mind control. Silicon nanowires degrade over time, so naturally, SARS-CoV-2 immunity cannot be long-lasting; there must be an excuse for continuous, yearly “vaccinations”, which will contain both the actual mRNA vaccine protecting against the virus, but also, silicon nanowires. The Spike proteins will compromise the blood-brain barrier every single time, allowing the nanowires through into the brain tissue. Then, the 5G towers energize and control the nanowires by RF induction. All of the necessary elements of a functioning mind-control device are present, and they’re openly described in publicly-available scientific papers.
Currently, the large size and small number of electrodes in BMIs limits their stimulation and measurement resolution. State-of-the-art devices for DBS typically have 4–8 millimeter-sized electrodes (Stanslaski et al., 2012), whereas BMIs for neural recording typically use a few dozen electrodes that are 10–100 microns in diameter (Hochberg et al., 2006; Donoghue et al., 2007; Du et al., 2011) (Figure 1A). This density and feature size is a far cry from that of the human brain, which contains approximately one hundred billion neurons, each with diameter as fine as 10 microns (Williams and Herrup, 1988). In fact, a single square millimeter of brain tissue contains approximately one million neurons (Williams and Herrup, 1988). To match this number and density, future BMIs must feature smaller and denser electrode arrays in order to precisely monitor and control neural circuit activity. Furthermore, smaller electrodes (<1 micron in diameter) may also enable the recording of intracellular electrical signals of individual neurons (Figure 1A): compared to extracellular recording, these intracellular measurements will have improved signal to noise ratio and enable a clear cell-to-electrode registry (Figures 1B–D). Importantly, the improved signal to noise ratio also enables intracellular electrodes to record subthreshold neural activity (e.g., postsynaptic potentials) that can be used to determine the strength of synaptic connectivity.
The Internet comprises a decentralized global system that serves humanity’s collective effort to generate, process, and store data, most of which is handled by the rapidly expanding cloud. A stable, secure, real-time system may allow for interfacing the cloud with the human brain. One promising strategy for enabling such a system, denoted here as a “human brain/cloud interface” (“B/CI”), would be based on technologies referred to here as “neuralnanorobotics.” Future neuralnanorobotics technologies are anticipated to facilitate accurate diagnoses and eventual cures for the ∼400 conditions that affect the human brain. Neuralnanorobotics may also enable a B/CI with controlled connectivity between neural activity and external data storage and processing, via the direct monitoring of the brain’s ∼86 × 109 neurons and ∼2 × 1014 synapses. Subsequent to navigating the human vasculature, three species of neuralnanorobots (endoneurobots, gliabots, and synaptobots) could traverse the blood–brain barrier (BBB), enter the brain parenchyma, ingress into individual human brain cells, and autoposition themselves at the axon initial segments of neurons (endoneurobots), within glial cells (gliabots), and in intimate proximity to synapses (synaptobots). They would then wirelessly transmit up to ∼6 × 1016 bits per second of synaptically processed and encoded human–brain electrical information via auxiliary nanorobotic fiber optics (30 cm3) with the capacity to handle up to 1018 bits/sec and provide rapid data transfer to a cloud based supercomputer for real-time brain-state monitoring and data extraction. A neuralnanorobotically enabled human B/CI might serve as a personalized conduit, allowing persons to obtain direct, instantaneous access to virtually any facet of cumulative human knowledge. Other anticipated applications include myriad opportunities to improve education, intelligence, entertainment, traveling, and other interactive experiences. A specialized application might be the capacity to engage in fully immersive experiential/sensory experiences, including what is referred to here as “transparent shadowing” (TS). Through TS, individuals might experience episodic segments of the lives of other willing participants (locally or remote) to, hopefully, encourage and inspire improved understanding and tolerance among all members of the human family.
None of the computation would need to be done on the nanowires themselves. They would merely act as a brain-computer interface. All of the actual mind control would be done with cloud computing architecture, likely using machine-learning programs that observe societal stressors and manipulate people to make them more docile, more compliant, less likely to join populist movements, less likely to rebel against unfair economic conditions, and so on and so forth. It wouldn’t be anything precise or subtle like implanting false memories or getting you to forget certain things, at least not at first. It would be general things, like Pavlovian conditioning through direct control of human emotions. The controllers of such a system could make someone hate anyone they liked, love anyone they liked, and so on and so forth. Democracy would be rendered utterly pointless.
Julian Assange tried warning us:
IOT and Smart Dust sound like innocuous buzzwords until you realize that they want this stuff INSIDE people.
Harvesting the energy to run these things from GSM networks is already something that they’ve proposed in these papers.
We’re in some real trouble, here. We need to raise awareness on this unspeakably evil shit as much as possible.
Coronavirus Vaccine Totally Useless: HALF out of 120 Fully Vaccinated People at Christmas Party Infected
A corporate Christmas party in Norway turned into an Omicron “super spreader event,” with up to 60 people possibly infected, officials say.
“Our working hypothesis is that at least half of the 120 participants were infected with the Omicron variant during the party. This makes this, for now, the largest Omicron outbreak outside South Africa.”
The party on November 26 was organized by renewable energy company Scatec, which also has operations in South Africa.
At least one person who attended the party had recently returned from South Africa, according to multiple reports.
All attendees were fully vaccinated and had tested negative before the event, Reuters said.
Fifty people who attended the party had positive PCR tests for coronavirus, while another ten have tested positive on lateral flow tests, according to the Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.
- Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/christmas-party-norway-turned-omicron-super-spreader-event-2021-12
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Coronavirus Vaccines so “Safe and Effective” that Pfizer refuses to sell them to countries where they would be liable for adverse reactions
“Pfizer has been hesitant to go into some of the countries because of the liability problems, they don’t have a liability shield” – World Bank President David Malpass
"Pfizer has been hesitant to go into some of the countries because of the liability problems, they don’t have a liability shield" – World Bank President David Malpass pic.twitter.com/Ze49ylDejP
— Belvoir (@BelvoirPLC) December 3, 2021
Evidence for a connection between coronavirus disease-19 and 5G; may have exacerbated the COVID-19 pandemic by weakening host immunity and increasing SARS-CoV-2 virulence
There is a substantial overlap in pathobiology between COVID-19 and WCR exposure. The evidence presented here indicates that mechanisms involved in the clinical progression of COVID-19 could also be generated, according to experimental data, by WCR exposure. Therefore, we propose a link between adverse bioeffects of WCR exposure from wireless devices and COVID-19.
Specifically, evidence presented here supports a premise that WCR and, in particular, 5G, which involves densification of 4G, may have exacerbated the COVID-19 pandemic by weakening host immunity and increasing SARS-CoV-2 virulence by (1) causing morphologic changes in erythrocytes including echinocyte and rouleaux formation that may be contributing to hypercoagulation; (2) impairing microcirculation and reducing erythrocyte and hemoglobin levels exacerbating hypoxia; (3) amplifying immune dysfunction, including immunosuppression, autoimmunity, and hyperinflammation; (4) increasing cellular oxidative stress and the production of free radicals exacerbating vascular injury and organ damage; (5) increasing intracellular Ca2+ essential for viral entry, replication, and release, in addition to promoting pro-inflammatory pathways; and (6) worsening heart arrhythmias and cardiac disorders.
WCR exposure is a widespread, yet often neglected, environmental stressor that can produce a wide range of adverse bioeffects. For decades, independent research scientists worldwide have emphasized the health risks and cumulative damage caused by WCR [42,45]. The evidence presented here is consistent with a large body of established research. Healthcare workers and policymakers should consider WCR a potentially toxic environmental stressor. Methods for reducing WCR exposure should be provided to all patients and the general population.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health policy has focused on the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus and its effects on human health while environmental factors have been largely ignored. In considering the epidemiological triad (agent-host-environment) applicable to all disease, we investigated a possible environmental factor in the COVID-19 pandemic: ambient radiofrequency radiation from wireless communication systems including microwaves and millimeter waves. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic, surfaced in Wuhan, China shortly after the implementation of city-wide (fifth generation [5G] of wireless communications radiation [WCR]), and rapidly spread globally, initially demonstrating a statistical correlation to international communities with recently established 5G networks. In this study, we examined the peer-reviewed scientific literature on the detrimental bioeffects of WCR and identified several mechanisms by which WCR may have contributed to the COVID-19 pandemic as a toxic environmental cofactor. By crossing boundaries between the disciplines of biophysics and pathophysiology, we present evidence that WCR may: (1) cause morphologic changes in erythrocytes including echinocyte and rouleaux formation that can contribute to hypercoagulation; (2) impair microcirculation and reduce erythrocyte and hemoglobin levels exacerbating hypoxia; (3) amplify immune system dysfunction, including immunosuppression, autoimmunity, and hyperinflammation; (4) increase cellular oxidative stress and the production of free radicals resulting in vascular injury and organ damage; (5) increase intracellular Ca2+ essential for viral entry, replication, and release, in addition to promoting pro-inflammatory pathways; and (6) worsen heart arrhythmias and cardiac disorders.
3.1. Blood changes
WCR exposure can cause morphologic changes in blood readily seen through phase contrast or dark-field microscopy of live peripheral blood samples. In 2013, Havas observed erythrocyte aggregation including rouleaux (rolls of stacked red blood cells) in live peripheral blood samples following 10 min human exposure to a 2.4 GHz cordless phone . Although not peer reviewed, one of us (Rubik) investigated the effect of 4G LTE mobile phone radiation on the peripheral blood of ten human subjects, each of whom had been exposed to cell phone radiation for two consecutive 45-min intervals . Two types of effects were observed: increased stickiness and clumping of red blood cells with rouleaux formation, and subsequent formation of echinocytes (spiky red blood cells). Red blood cell clumping and aggregation are known to be actively involved in blood clotting . The prevalence of this phenomenon on exposure to WCR in the human population has not yet been determined. Larger controlled studies should be performed to further investigate this phenomenon.
Similar red blood cell changes have been described in peripheral blood of COVID-19 patients . Rouleaux formation has been observed in 1/3 of COVID-19 patients, whereas spherocytes and echinocyte formation is more variable. Spike protein engagement with ACE2 receptors on cells lining the blood vessels can lead to endothelial damage, even when isolated . Rouleaux formation, particularly in the setting of underlying endothelial damage, can clog the microcirculation, impeding oxygen transport, contributing to hypoxia, and increasing the risk of thrombosis . Thrombogenesis associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection may also be caused by direct viral binding to ACE2 receptors on platelets .
Additional blood effects have been observed in both humans and animals exposed to WCR. In 1977, a Russian study reported that rodents irradiated with 5 – 8 mm waves (60 – 37 GHz) at 1 mW/cm2 for 15 min/day over 60 days developed hemodynamic disorders, suppressed red blood cell formation, reduced hemoglobin, and an inhibition of oxygen utilization (oxidative phosphorylation by the mitochondria) . In 1978, a 3-year Russian study on 72 engineers exposed to millimeter wave generators emitting at 1 mW/cm2 or less showed a decrease in their hemoglobin levels and red blood cell counts, and a tendency toward hypercoagulation, whereas a control group showed no changes . Such deleterious hematologic effects from WCR exposure may also contribute to the development of hypoxia and blood clotting observed in COVID-19 patients.
It has been proposed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks erythrocytes and causes degradation of hemoglobin . Viral proteins may attack the 1-beta chain of hemoglobin and capture the porphyrin, along with other proteins from the virus catalyzing the dissociation of iron from heme . In principle this would reduce the number of functional erythrocytes and cause the release of free iron ions that could cause oxidative stress, tissue damage, and hypoxia. With hemoglobin partially destroyed and lung tissue damaged by inflammation, patients would be less able to exchange carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2), and would become oxygen depleted. In fact, some COVID-19 patients show reduced hemoglobin levels, measuring 7.1 g/L and even as low as 5.9 g/L in severe cases . Clinical studies of almost 100 patients from Wuhan revealed that the hemoglobin levels in the blood of most patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 are significantly lowered resulting in compromised delivery of oxygen to tissues and organs . In a meta-analysis of four studies with a total of 1210 patients and 224 with severe disease, hemoglobin values were reduced in COVID-19 patients with severe disease compared to those with milder forms . In another study on 601 COVID-19 patients, 14.7% of anemic COVID-19 ICU patients and 9% of non-ICU COVID-19 patients had autoimmune hemolytic anemia . In patients with severe COVID-19 disease, decreased hemoglobin along with elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein, lactate dehydrogenase, albumin , serum ferritin , and low oxygen saturation  provide additional support for this hypothesis. In addition, packed red blood cell transfusion may promote recovery of COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure .
In short, both WCR exposure and COVID-19 may cause deleterious effects on red blood cells and reduced hemoglobin levels contributing to hypoxia in COVID-19. Endothelial injury may further contribute to hypoxia and many of the vascular complications seen in COVID-19  that are discussed in the next section.
3.2. Oxidative stress
Oxidative stress is a non-specific pathological condition reflecting an imbalance between an increased production of ROS and an inability of the organism to detoxify the ROS or to repair the damage they cause to biomolecules and tissues . Oxidative stress can disrupt cell signaling, cause the formation of stress proteins, and generate highly reactive free radicals, which can cause DNA and cell membrane damage.
SARS-CoV-2 inhibits intrinsic pathways designed to reduce ROS levels, thereby increasing morbidity. Immune dysregulation, that is, the upregulation of interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)  and suppression of interferon (IFN) α and IFN β  have been identified in the cytokine storm accompanying severe COVID-19 infections and generates oxidative stress . Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction may further perpetuate the cytokine storm, worsening tissue damage, and increasing the risk of severe illness and death.
Similarly low-level WCR generates ROS in cells that cause oxidative damage. In fact, oxidative stress is considered to be one of the primary mechanisms in which WCR exposure causes cellular damage. Among 100 currently available peer-reviewed studies investigating oxidative effects of low-intensity WCR, 93 of these studies confirmed that WCR induces oxidative effects in biological systems . WCR is an oxidative agent with a high pathogenic potential especially when exposure is continuous .
Oxidative stress is also an accepted mechanism causing endothelial damage . This may manifest in patients with severe COVID-19 in addition to increasing the risk for blood clot formation and worsening hypoxemia . Low levels of glutathione, the master antioxidant, have been observed in a small group of COVID-19 patients, with the lowest level found in the most severe cases . The finding of low glutathione levels in these patients further supports oxidative stress as a component of this disease . In fact, glutathione, the major source of sulfhydryl-based antioxidant activity in the human body, may be pivotal in COVID-19 . Glutathione deficiency has been proposed as the most likely cause of serious manifestations in COVID-19 . The most common co-morbidities, hypertension ; obesity ; diabetes ; and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  support the concept that pre-existing conditions causing low levels of glutathione may work synergistically to create the “perfect storm” for both the respiratory and vascular complications of severe infection. Another paper citing two cases of COVID-19 pneumonia treated successfully with intravenous glutathione also supports this hypothesis .
Many studies report oxidative stress in humans exposed to WCR. Peraica et al.  found diminished blood levels of glutathione in workers exposed to WCR from radar equipment (0.01 mW/cm2 – 10 mW/cm2; 1.5 – 10.9 GHz). Garaj-Vrhovac et al.  studied bioeffects following exposure to non-thermal pulsed microwaves from marine radar (3 GHz, 5.5 GHz, and 9.4 GHz) and reported reduced glutathione levels and increased malondialdehyde (marker for oxidative stress) in an occupationally exposed group . Blood plasma of individuals residing near mobile phone base stations showed significantly reduced glutathione, catalase, and superoxide dismutase levels over unexposed controls . In a study on human exposure to WCR from mobile phones, increased blood levels of lipid peroxide were reported, while enzymatic activities of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in the red blood cells decreased, indicating oxidative stress .
In a study on rats exposed to 2450 MHz (wireless router frequency), oxidative stress was implicated in causing red blood cell lysis (hemolysis) . In another study, rats exposed to 945 MHz (base station frequency) at 0.367 mW/cm2 for 7 h/day, over 8 days, demonstrated low glutathione levels and increased malondialdehyde and superoxide dismutase enzyme activity, hallmarks for oxidative stress . In a long-term controlled study on rats exposed to 900 MHz (mobile phone frequency) at 0.0782 mW/cm2 for 2 h/day for 10 months, there was a significant increase in malondialdehyde and total oxidant status over controls . In another long-term controlled study on rats exposed to two mobile phone frequencies, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz, at power densities 0.04 – 0.127 mW/cm2 for 2 h/day over 7 months, significant alterations in oxidant-antioxidant parameters, DNA strand breaks, and oxidative DNA damage were found .
There is a correlation between oxidative stress and thrombogenesis . ROS can cause endothelial dysfunction and cellular damage. The endothelial lining of the vascular system contains ACE2 receptors that are targeted by SARS-CoV-2. The resulting endotheliitis can cause luminal narrowing and result in diminished blood flow to downstream structures. Thrombi in arterial structures can further obstruct blood flow causing ischemia and/or infarcts in involved organs, including pulmonary emboli and strokes. Abnormal blood coagulation leading to micro-emboli was a recognized complication early in the history of COVID-19 . Out of 184 ICU COVID-19 patients, 31% showed thrombotic complications . Cardiovascular clotting events are a common cause of COVID-19 deaths . Pulmonary embolism, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), liver, cardiac, and renal failure have all been observed in COVID-19 patients .
Patients with the highest cardiovascular risk factors in COVID-19 includ males, the elderly, diabetics, and obese and hypertensive patients. However, increased incidence of strokes in younger patients with COVID-19 has also been described .
Oxidative stress is caused by WCR exposure and is known to be implicated in cardiovascular disease. Ubiquitous environmental exposure to WCR may contribute to cardiovascular disease by creating a chronic state of oxidative stress . This would lead to oxidative damage to cellular constituents and alter signal transduction pathways. In addition, pulse-modulated WCR can cause oxidative injury in liver, lung, testis, and heart tissues mediated by lipid peroxidation, increased levels of nitric oxides, and suppression of the antioxidant defense mechanism .
In summary, oxidative stress is a major component in the pathophysiology of COVID-19 as well as in cellular damage caused by WCR exposure.
3.3. Immune system disruption and activation
When SARS-CoV-2 first infects the human body, it attacks cells lining the nose, throat, and upper airway harboring ACE2 receptors. Once the virus gains access to a host cell through one of its spike proteins, which are the multiple protuberances projecting from the viral envelope that bind to ACE2 receptors, it converts the cell into a virus self-replicating entity.
In response to COVID-19 infection, both an immediate systemic innate immune response as well as a delayed adaptive response has been shown to occur . The virus can also cause a dysregulation of the immune response, particularly in the decreased production of T-lymphocytes. . Severe cases tend to have lower lymphocyte counts, higher leukocyte counts and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratios, as well as lower percentages of monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils . Severe cases of COVID-19 show the greatest impairment in T-lymphocytes.
In comparison, low-level WCR studies on laboratory animals also show impaired immune function . Findings include physical alterations in immune cells, a degradation of immunological responses, inflammation, and tissue damage. Baranski  exposed guinea pigs and rabbits to continuous or pulse-modulated 3000 MHz microwaves at an average power density of 3.5 mW/cm2 for 3 h/day over 3 months and found nonthermal changes in lymphocyte counts, abnormalities in nuclear structure, and mitosis in the erythroblastic cell series in the bone marrow and in lymphoid cells in lymph nodes and spleen. Other investigators have shown diminished T-lymphocytes or suppressed immune function in animals exposed to WCR. Rabbits exposed to 2.1 GHz at 5mW/cm2 for 3 h/day, 6 days/week, for 3 months, showed suppression of T-lymphocytes . Rats exposed to 2.45 GHz and 9.7 GHz for 2 h/day, 7 days/week, for 21 months showed a significant decrease in the levels of lymphocytes and an increase in mortality at 25 months in the irradiated group . Lymphocytes harvested from rabbits irradiated with 2.45 GHz for 23 h/day for 6 months show a significant suppression in immune response to a mitogen .
In 2009, Johansson conducted a literature review, which included the 2007 Bioinitiative Report. He concluded that electromagnetic fields (EMF) exposure, including WCR, can disturb the immune system and cause allergic and inflammatory responses at exposure levels significantly less than current national and international safety limits and raise the risk for systemic disease . A review conducted by Szmigielski in 2013 concluded that weak RF/microwave fields, such as those emitted by mobile phones, can affect various immune functions both in vitro and in vivo . Although the effects are historically somewhat inconsistent, most research studies document alterations in the number and activity of immune cells from RF exposure. In general, short-term exposure to weak microwave radiation may temporarily stimulate an innate or adaptive immune response, but prolonged irradiation inhibits those same functions.
In the acute phase of COVID-19 infection, blood tests demonstrate elevated ESR, C-reactive protein, and other elevated inflammatory markers , typical of an innate immune response. Rapid viral replication can cause death of epithelial and endothelial cells and result in leaky blood vessels and pro-inflammatory cytokine release . Cytokines, proteins, peptides, and proteoglycans that modulate the body’s immune response, are modestly elevated in patients with mild-to-moderate disease severity . In those with severe disease, an uncontrolled release of pro-inflammatory cytokines–a cytokine storm–can occur. Cytokine storms originate from an imbalance in T-cell activation with dysregulated release of IL-6, IL-17, and other cytokines. Programmed cell death (apoptosis), ARDS, DIC, and multi-organ system failure can all result from a cytokine storm and increase the risk of mortality.
By comparison, Soviet researchers found in the 1970s that radiofrequency radiation can damage the immune system of animals. Shandala  exposed rats to 0.5 mW/cm2 microwaves for 1 month, 7 h/day, and found impaired immune competence and induction of autoimmune disease. Rats irradiated with 2.45 GHz at 0.5 mW/cm2 for 7 h daily for 30 days produced autoimmune reactions, and 0.1 – 0.5 mW/cm2 produced persistent pathological immune reactions . Exposure to microwave radiation, even at low levels (0.1 – 0.5 mW/cm2), can impair immune function, causing physical alterations in the essential cells of the immune system and a degradation of immunologic responses . Szabo et al.  examined the effects of 61.2 GHz exposure on epidermal keratinocytes and found an increase in IL-1b, a pro-inflammatory cytokine. Makar et al.  found that immunosuppressed mice irradiated 30 min/day for 3 days by 42.2 GHz showed increased levels of TNF-α, a cytokine produced by macrophages.
In short, COVID-19 can lead to immune dysregulation as well as cytokine storms. By comparison, exposure to low-level WCR as observed in animal studies can also compromise the immune system, with chronic daily exposure producing immunosuppression or immune dysregulation including hyperactivation.
3.4. Increased intracellular calcium
In 1992, Walleczek first suggested that ELF electromagnetic fields (<3000 Hz) may be affecting membrane-mediated Ca2+ signaling and lead to increased intracellular Ca2+ . The mechanism of irregular gating of voltage-gated ion channels in cell membranes by polarized and coherent, oscillating electric or magnetic fields was first presented in 2000 and 2002 [40,111]. Pall  in his review of WCR-induced bioeffects combined with use of calcium channel blockers (CCB) noted that voltage-gated calcium channels play a major role in WCR bioeffects. Increased intracellular Ca+2 results from the activation of voltage-gated calcium channels, and this may be one of the primary mechanisms of action of WCR on organisms.
Intracellular Ca2+ is essential for virus entry, replication, and release. It has been reported that some viruses can manipulate voltage-gated calcium channels to increase intracellular Ca2+ thereby facilitating viral entry and replication . Research has shown that the interaction between a virus and voltage-gated calcium channels promote virus entry at the virus-host cell fusion step . Thus, after the virus binds to its receptor on a host cell and enters the cell through endocytosis, the virus takes over the host cell to manufacture its components. Certain viral proteins then manipulate calcium channels, thereby increasing intracellular Ca2+, which facilitates further viral replication.
Even though direct evidence has not been reported, there is indirect evidence that increased intracellular Ca2+ may be involved in COVID-19. In a recent study, elderly hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with CCBs, amlodipine or nifedipine, were more likely to survive and less likely to require intubation or mechanical ventilation than controls . Furthermore, CCBs strongly limit SARS-CoV-2 entry and infection in cultured epithelial lung cells . CCBs also block the increase of intracellular Ca2+ caused by WCR exposure as well as exposure to other electromagnetic fields .
Intracellular Ca2+ is a ubiquitous second messenger relaying signals received by cell surface receptors to effector proteins involved in numerous biochemical processes. Increased intracellular Ca2+ is a significant factor in upregulation of transcription nuclear factor KB (NF-κB) , an important regulator of pro-inflammatory cytokine production as well as coagulation and thrombotic cascades. NF-κB is hypothesized to be a key factor underlying severe clinical manifestations of COVID-19 .
In short, WCR exposure, therefore, may enhance the infectivity of the virus by increasing intracellular Ca2+ that may also indirectly contribute to inflammatory processes and thrombosis.
3.5. Cardiac effects
Cardiac arrhythmias are more commonly encountered in critically ill patients with COVID-19 . The cause for arrhythmia in COVID-19 patients is multifactorial and includes cardiac and extra-cardiac processes . Direct infection of the heart muscle by SARS-CoV-19 causing myocarditis, myocardial ischemia caused by a variety of etiologies, and heart strain secondary to pulmonary or systemic hypertension can result in cardiac arrhythmia. Hypoxemia caused by diffuse pneumonia, ARDS, or extensive pulmonary emboli represent extra-cardiac causes of arrhythmia. Electrolyte imbalances, intravascular fluid imbalance, and side effects from pharmacologic regimens can also result in arrhythmias in COVID-19 patients. Patients admitted to ICUs have been shown to have a higher increase in cardiac arrhythmias, 16.5% in one study . Although no correlation between EMFs and arrhythmia in COVID-19 patients has been described in the literature, many ICUs are equipped with wireless patient monitoring equipment and communication devices producing a wide range of EMF pollution .
COVID-19 patients commonly show increased levels of cardiac troponin, indicating damage to the heart muscle . Cardiac damage has been associated with arrhythmias and increased mortality. Cardiac injury is thought to be more often secondary to pulmonary emboli and viral sepsis, but direct infection of the heart, that is, myocarditis, can occur through direct viral binding to ACE2 receptors on cardiac pericytes, affecting local, and regional cardiac blood flow .
Immune system activation along with alterations in the immune system may result in atherosclerotic plaque instability and vulnerability, that is, presenting an increased risk for thrombus formation, and contributing to development of acute coronary events and cardiovascular disease in COVID-19.
Regarding WCR exposure bioeffects, in 1969 Christopher Dodge of the Biosciences Division, U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington DC, reviewed 54 papers and reported that radiofrequency radiation can adversely affect all major systems of the body, including impeding blood circulation; altering blood pressure and heart rate; affecting electrocardiograph readings; and causing chest pain and heart palpitations . In the 1970s Glaser reviewed more than 2000 publications on radiofrequency radiation exposure bioeffects and concluded that microwave radiation can alter the electrocardiogram, cause chest pain, hypercoagulation, thrombosis, and hypertension in addition to myocardial infarction [27,28]. Seizures, convulsions, and alteration of the autonomic nervous system response (increased sympathetic stress response) have also been observed.
Since then, many other researchers have concluded that WCR exposure can affect the cardiovascular system. Although the nature of the primary response to millimeter waves and consequent events are poorly understood, a possible role for receptor structures and neural pathways in the development of continuous millimeter wave-induced arrhythmia has been proposed . In 1997, a review reported that some investigators discovered cardiovascular changes including arrhythmias in humans from long-term low-level exposure to WCR including microwaves . However, the literature also shows some unconfirmed findings as well as some contradictory findings . Havas et al.  reported that human subjects in a controlled, double-blinded study were hyper-reactive when exposed to 2.45 GHz, digitally pulsed (100 Hz) microwave radiation, developing either an arrhythmia or tachycardia and upregulation of the sympathetic nervous system, which is associated with the stress response. Saili et al.  found that exposure to Wi-Fi (2.45 GHz pulsed at 10 Hz) affects heart rhythm, blood pressure, and the efficacy of catecholamines on the cardiovascular system, indicating that WCR can act directly and/or indirectly on the cardiovascular system. Most recently, Bandara and Weller  present evidence that people who live near radar installations (millimeter waves: 5G frequencies) have a greater risk of developing cancer and experiencing heart attacks. Similarly, those occupationally exposed have a greater risk of coronary heart disease. Microwave radiation affects the heart, and some people are more vulnerable if they have an underlying heart abnormality . More recent research suggests that millimeter waves may act directly on the pacemaker cells of the sinoatrial node of the heart to change the beat frequency, which may underlie arrhythmias and other cardiac issues .
In short, both COVID-19 and WCR exposure can affect the heart and cardiovascular system, directly and/or indirectly.
Coronavirus and Ivermectin; Man ends up in ICU, Deathly Ill. Nurses Ask to Take Him Off Life Support. Family Sues to Administer Ivermectin, he WALKS AWAY a Few Days Later
Sun Ng, a contractor from Hong Kong, was visiting his grandchildren in October when he caught COVID-19. Ng was admitted to Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois, on Oct. 14 and was placed on a ventilator several days later. Like thousands of other patients, the hospital offered Ng no viable hope of survival but bitterly fought the use of ivermectin, even with the family’s own doctor, at their own cost, and with their own liability. Ng’s daughter, Man Kwan Ng, sued the hospital in DuPage County Circuit Court for the right to have Dr. Alan Bain administer a regimen of ivermectin.
According to a court affidavit, at the time Ng was “in the same state for many, many days … critically ill,” and a nurse suggested that Dr. Ng “stop all this aggressive care and let [her father] die naturally.” On November 5, after Ng was on a ventilator for three weeks, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Paul Fullerton ruled in favor of the family and allowed Dr. Bain to administer 24mg doses of ivermectin from Nov. 8 through Nov. 12. The result? Within five days, he was able to breathe without the ventilator and on Nov. 16 walked out of the ICU. By this past Sunday, Ng was breathing without supplemental oxygen on a regular hospital floor.
Ralph Lorigo, the lawyer on this case, told me that the patient was able to extubate himself from the ventilator, yet the hospital is still appealing the decision! How dare this man live! “You shouldn’t have to have a lawyer to come out alive,” said Lorigo in an interview with TheBlaze.
Shockingly, the hospital attorney, Joseph Monahan, said, “We continue to strenuously object to the false science narrative that is being given to the court without basis.”
Lorigo told me that he has been retained on 129 cases dealing with ivermectin denials, but in the vast majority of them he can’t even complete the court filings before the patient passes away. However, in the cases where he had time to fight it and win in court, he almost always succeeds in saving the patient. “Of all the cases I won and the patient was able to go through the full course of ivermectin, the patient is home and healthy,” declared Lorigo.
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Jones is dying of COVID at Texas Health Huguley Hospital in Tarrant County because the hospital has fought tooth and nail to block ivermectin. His wife sued in court and originally won at the district court level, thanks to the help of Lorigo’s law firm. However, when the family was about to get Dr. Mary Bowden to administer the ivermectin, the hospital appealed the decision and got the lower court’s ruling stayed. Emily Miller reported last week that the hospital wrapped a towel around Jason’s feeding tube so that his wife, Erin, couldn’t administer the drug herself.
Why is the legislature not convening an emergency session to deal with the thousands of people being denied care, while these same hospitals prescribe only three drugs: remdesivir, baricitinib and tofacitinib – all of which either have FDA black box warnings for blood clotting or NIH warnings for kidney failure and liver toxicity. I have had families of patients reach out to me and tell me their loved ones had their bags of vitamins confiscated by the hospital.
Consider the following sickening juxtaposition: Catholic hospitals must now, according to the courts, perform chemical castration at the behest of a patient – even if it’s against their conscience and medical judgement. At the same time, they cannot only deny ivermectin – a Nobel Prize-winning, FDA-approved drug – as the last choice, but actively block the patient from using his own.
How many tens of thousands of people have died on ventilators because doctors were not administering Ivermectin? This is a genocide.
- Source: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-why-every-red-state-has-an-obligation-to-fight-hospitals-killing-patients-on-ventilators
Ontario teachers’ union implements voting system that will value “racialized” Canadians votes higher than White votes
More proof that liberals are racist against whites. Everyone is equal, but some people are more equal than others, especially “racialized” people in Liberal Canada.
A teachers’ union in southern Ontario has decided that if not enough minority members of the board are present, votes will be weighted to further the representation of minority members.
The new system, aimed at improving the representation of Indigenous, Black and racialized teachers in the union’s decision-making process, will ensure that they always represent 50 per cent of the votes. It means that if 15 people voting have not self-identified as racialized, and five have, both groups will be weighted to each represent 50 per cent of the total vote.
The system applies to one local bargaining unit, located in the Halton region, of the larger Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). The local unit represents roughly 1,400 teachers and staff, according to the website. A motion was proposed at the union’s June annual general meeting and it passed with the support of 68 per cent of delegates.
- Source: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/ontario-teachers-union-implements-controversial-weighted-voting-system-to-increase-minority-representation
More proof that liberals are racist against whites. He wants to hire people based on merit, liberals want him to hire people based on the color of their skin.
An award-winning Canadian scientist said he has been refused two federal government grants for his research on the grounds of “lack of diversity” — even though he is originally from India and has repeatedly suffered racism.
Patanjali Kambhampati, a professor in the chemistry department at Montreal’s McGill University, believes the death knell for the latest grant was a line in the application form where he was asked about hiring staff based on diversity and inclusion considerations. He says his mistake was maintaining that he would hire on merit any research assistant who was qualified, regardless of their identity.
“We will hire the most qualified people based upon their skills and mutual interests,” Kambhampati wrote on the application.
“I’ve had two people say that was the kiss of death,” said Kambhampati. “I thought I was trying to be nice saying that if you were interested and able I’d hire you and that’s all that mattered. I don’t care about the colour of your skin. I’m interested in hiring someone who wants to work on the project and is good at it.”
Kambhampati said he didn’t go public after the first grant was rejected but decided to speak out now because the increasing use by the government of equity, diversity and inclusion, aka “EDI,” provisions, as well as woke culture, are killing innovation, harming science and disrupting society.
“I believe this is an important stand to make. I will not be silenced anymore,” he said.
Kambhampati’s work explores the cutting edge of super-fast laser science, a field that spans everything from telecom to medicine. He believes Canada can become a world leader in the field.
But his application for a $450,000 grant this month from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) was turned down because, the council said, “the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion considerations in the application were deemed insufficient.”
- Source: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/minority-professor-denied-grants-because-he-hires-on-merit-people-are-afraid-to-think
Black Privilege: Hundreds of Blacks Loot Bay Area Stores, MSM Says Not to Use The Term “Looting” To Describe Their Actions
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Bay Area police departments have called what happened at various retail stores this weekend “looting.”
We saw similar crimes happen in the wake of the George Floyd protests, but are the past weekend’s crimes truly considered looting?
Race and Social Justice Reporter Julian Glover is here to give us some context of looting.
“As the Bay Area grapples with a wave of seemingly organized smash and grab robberies this weekend, policing and journalism analysts are cautioning against the use of the term looting,” Julian says.
“The Louis Vuitton store was burglarized and looted. The Burberry in Westfield Mall was burglarized and looted,” said San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott in a press conference to reporters Saturday.
Chief Scott was detailing his department’s response to a wave of potentially organized retail thefts and burglaries netting a million dollars in stolen luxury goods.
A San Jose Police Department spokesman updated the media on incidents of theft occurring in the South Bay over the weekend.
“We are talking about two incidents, we’re not going to call this looting. This is organized robbery. That’s what it is,” said Sergeant Christian Camarillo, public information officer for San Jose Police.
Camarillo was referring to the $40,000 in merchandise stolen from Lululemon in Santana Row Saturday.
Similar crimes hit Hayward and Walnut Creek this weekend with waves of suspects rushing stores leading to major losses.
But according to the California Penal Code, what we saw was not looting.
The penal code defines looting as “theft or burglary…during a ‘state of emergency’, ‘local emergency’, or ‘evacuation order’ resulting from an earthquake, fire, flood, riot or other natural or manmade disaster.”
White Privilege? Systemic Anti White Racism and Hate on Facebook; 90 percent of “hate speech” subject to content takedowns were statements of contempt, inferiority and disgust directed at White people and men
Yet racist posts against minorities weren’t what Facebook’s own hate speech detection algorithms were most commonly finding. The software, which the company introduced in 2015, was supposed to detect and automatically delete hate speech before users saw it. Publicly, the company said in 2019 that its algorithms proactively caught more than 80 percent of hate speech.
But this statistic hid a serious problem that was obvious to researchers: The algorithm was aggressively detecting comments denigrating White people more than attacks on every other group, according to several of the documents. One April 2020 document said roughly 90 percent of “hate speech” subject to content takedowns were statements of contempt, inferiority and disgust directed at White people and men, though the time frame is unclear. And it consistently failed to remove the most derogatory, racist content.
And yet they are only concerned about minorities;
“This information confirms what many of us already knew: that Facebook is an active and willing participant in the dissemination of hate speech and misinformation,” Omar said in a statement. “For years, we have raised concerns to Facebook about routine anti-Muslim, anti-Black, and anti-immigrant content on Facebook, much of it based on outright falsehoods. It is clear that they only care about profit, and will sacrifice our democracy to maximize it.”
From now on, the algorithm would be narrowly tailored to automatically remove hate speech against only five groups of people — those who are Black, Jewish, LGBTQ, Muslim or of multiple races — that users rated as most severe and harmful. (The researchers hoped to eventually expand the algorithm’s detection capabilities to protect other vulnerable groups, after the algorithm had been retrained and was on track.) Direct threats of violence against all groups would still be deleted.
Kaplan and the other executives did give the green light to a version of the project that would remove the least harmful speech, according to Facebook’s own study: programming the algorithms to stop automatically taking down content directed at White people, Americans and men. The Post previously reported on this change when it was announced internally later in 2020.
What this means is that non-whites systemically hate whites judging by the amount of hate white people receive on the platform. And Facebook will not only encourage this by not deleting anti-white hate speech, but will only police anti-minority hate speech.
This is privilege. Minority privilege.
Black Privilege and MSM Bias and Double Standards – Black Supremacist Anti White Terrorist Darrell Brooks Runs Over 50 People Killing 6 in Waukesha – MSM Downplays Story = Results of Liberal Policies, Terrorist Was Out On $1,000 Bail
Biased media calls this simply a “crash”. Never mention his race, which they would if he was white.
The suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee that killed five people was free on $1,000 bail posted just two days before the deadly event, a fact that is leading to a review of what happened and renewed calls for giving judges more power to set higher bails.
Buzzfeed race baiting propagandists don’t mention his race, and call the terrorist attack a “crash”
The terrorist calls to knock out white people, follows black supremacists and black panthers.
CBS News Coverage: Malcolm X’s Daughter found dead is more important than a terrorist attack:
USA Today Coverage: Nordstrom robbery is more important than a black supremacist terrorist attack:
Yahoo News Coverage: Malcolm X’s Daughter found dead is more important than a black supremacist terrorist attack:
ABC News Coverage: No mention at all:
CNN Coverage: Dollar Tree is more important than a terrorist attack:
MSNBC Coverage: Rittenhouse not guilty verdict is more important than a black supremacist terrorist attack:
CNN Just says that a car drove through a crowd of people
Compare how a very similar incident was covered during the Charlottesville rally where one obese woman died from a heart attack…
Or compare to how the government right away charges the white teen who shot 3 kids as a terrorist
Slowly Creeping Marxism – How to Subvert Society, Clean the Police and Army of Patriots And Set Up an Authoritarian Regime in the West (boriquagato on substack)
When a child makes a chess move you do not understand, it’s easy to dismiss it as “oh, that was foolish” but when someone who has just run won 40 in a row does it, you might want to pause and say “huh, what am i not understanding here?” sometimes there is a long game underneath and many of the best players will hide a distant trap in a gambit designed to allay suspicion by appearing ill conceived.
but when you watch enough games, you can see the shape of the endgame coming by how the middle game emerges. you can see what outcomes a player has ultimate designs upon by what leverage they want now.
the state of the board foretells the future.
and there look to be some NASTY games going on.
let’s take everyone’s current favorite: making the military woke and emphasizing diversity, inclusion, and intersectional obsession until we finally work up to replacing rank insignia with little silver lists of pronouns.
it’s easy to look at a military unit and say “this needs to be optimized to win wars and nothing else” and then see all these initiatives to wokeify it as the sort of catastrophic conceits and obsessions the lead the the end of empires.
it’s easy to poke fun.
but dismissing this as “stupid” is something you do at your own peril.
it is ANYTHING but stupid. it’s planful and it’s calculated.
sure, this will likely diminish the military’s ability to fight a foreign war or project power.
this is not about that.
this is about optimizing something altogether different:
this is about creating a military indoctrinated into a culture that will render it ready to wage war upon its own people.
that is always the authoritarian endgame.
you cannot have a police state if the police are against you.
you cannot run a despotism if the army stands with the people and not the elites.
and IF those groups are not with you, you need to eliminate them, sideline them, neuter them, or change them so they suit your needs.
and ALL this has been going on.
this is NOT about right vs left. that’s the ruse, the stage magician’s flourish to hide the bunny.
this is about authoritarian vs free.
and you need to internalize that because that is the real fight.
“defund the police” sounds stupid.
but is it?
what if what you seek is chaos and to get rid of the folks whose local autonomy, control, and cultures are too strong for you to force “woke” upon them?
you can grab the FBI and DOJ because they are federal, centralized, and easy to indoctrinate from the top down, but the police are too spread out, too diverse, and too autonomous. you cannot easily capture them from the center.
sure, folks in blue have been worryingly complaint in enforcing covid mandates, but just how far can you push them? are they really going to start arresting people for going to work unjabbed and become the rubber meets road part of authoritarian imposition that rounds up dissidents for speaking out or walking their kids into a schoolhouse?
in most of the US, i doubt it.
austria seems to be running into some trouble there…
Austria 🇦🇹 Boom 🔥 Police have stated they will NOT enforce the UNWAXXED Lockdown on the grounds it goes against…”freedom and human dignity”. They will join a monster November 20 Rally, in Vienna. Serious cracks are beginning to appear…Long Live Freedom 👊
November 17th 2021
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and this is the nightmare of every would be cadre seeking to impose their authoritarian designs upon an unwilling populace:
you call for the praetorian guard to put down the rabble and they arrest you instead.
now do you see why so many in this group seem to favor “defund the police”?
do you see why they favor the imposition of ideologies antithetical to functional fighting fitness upon the military to hound out the capable and the free thinking and leave a corps of woke leaders selected for commitment to dogmatic purity and soldiers who will follow absurd diktat over sense or community?
because that’s the real rub.
to get a military to turn on its own people is no mean feat.
most truly despotic regimes manage it by making the military one of the few comfortable careers, especially if you throw in “freedom from midnight police raids” as a bonus.
better to be the boot than the head it kicks…
but this will not work in the west. better paying jobs abound. no one becomes a soldier because the pay is so amazing or to beat up on neighbors they dislike.
you need another means to turn them against their society, and that means is woke ideology.
woke is custom made to divide, vilify, and radicalize.
it’s a secular system of original sin that, by definition, encompasses and others anyone not actively and constantly seeking contrition and redress through unabashedly accepting and prostrating oneself before the system.
think in ANY other terms or on any other axis and you’re anathema.
you cannot deny it or avoid it. that’s the whole point. this is a feature, not a bug.
it’s just a secular version of “there is no god but god.”
there is no struggle but THE STRUGGLE™.
all must pay it homage and render it service or be branded “enemy.” this is the literal canon of the genre, its definitional integument.
armies do not generally decide to “become the bad guy” and prey upon their own people. they need to be convinced that YOU are the bad guys.
so “leaders” fill their heads with doctrine that the world is fundamentally bad, riddled with systematic racism, sexism, classism, and any other ism that helps establish “us” vs “them” and demands the intervention of the state for there to ever be justice.
this is how you make putting down your own people seem heroic and just.
you describe any who do not agree as either a reactionary seeking to fight the truth to hold onto unjust privilege or a useful idiot whose consciousness needs to be elevated.
even the alleged victims themselves can be so tarred leading to the dubious spectacle of becky from vassar telling an incredulous black grandmother about how she does not understand oppression.
it’s a whole nested matryoshka doll of kafka traps.
anyone who resists “proves” they are an enemy of the people and of justice.
and armies are for fighting enemies, right?
- this breaks family structures turning brother on sister and child upon parent.
- it eliminates community groups because anything not organized on these precise political lines becomes “part of the structural problem.”
- this goes double for churches.
it helps if you start co-opting your brownshirts to be when they are young and impressionable.
you teach them to participate in, regurgitate by rote, and commit to ideologies they are too young to possibly understand so that by the time they can, they’re utterly indoctrinated into your specific milieu of thinking and can only see the world as you have framed it.
you’re taught them to see every system but yours as the enemy thereby alienating them from all communities save yours.
and guess who they are raising this new collective consciousness of social justice warriors to one day fight against?
this is the same plan used by marxist regimes all over the world and all through history.
you take over the schools and teach an ideology that “the world and the people in it are fundamentally broken and only through government and conscious collective action and submission can it be fixed.”
you teach that the society stands paramount above the individual and they the people serve the collective.
of course, the leaders stand (and speak) for the collective and so, you serve them, not they you. you think you’re pursuing justice, but it’s really just subjugation and elitist privilege selling itself with doublespeak.
war is peace.
freedom is slavery.
if you can inculcate this mythos into the new military recruits and feed them a steady diet of fear of american systems and denizens, soon you have a force that IS ready to round up we the people as enemies of the state and will feel as righteous as any university cancel culture mob while doing so.
it has happened before.
you can see this in the handling of 1/6 where the justice department is engaging in show trials and long, arbitrary detentions for minor, non-violent offenses that basically amount to “loitering politely in a lobby” or “lectern appropriation” while treating the “mostly peaceful protesters” who burned and looted cities, federal buildings, and police stations with kid gloves and releasing essentially all of them on no bail and no charges.
the political preferencing is surreal.
so is the embellishment of threat.
an hour in the rotunda is insurrection. a month of occupying an autonomous zone in seattle is “a valid expression of grievance.”
the same people who claim “you need nukes and fighter-planes to take on the US so why bother having guns?” turn around and tell you that unarmed cosplay shamen sitting in a chair nearly unseated the federal congress.
you can see it in the way the FBI has, for years, become beholden to one political party to the point of investigating political foes, lying to get warrants on them, participating in outright disinformation campaigns to influence elections, and increasingly using “woke” definitions to render we the people subject to the to the ignominiously named patriot act.
note that it is precisely resisting the woke indoctrination of children into critical race theory, gender theory and other forms of post modernist marixism that brought this to a head. this is a backlash against parents wanting a say in what their children are taught. that does not seem like a healthy impulse for a government to have.
and it came right from the top.
these folks desperately want a reichstag fire to validate a crackdown and more and more pretexts to spy upon, track, and license you. (well, except to vote, clearly that would be too difficult…)
and almost no one in government is really resisting this, despite what many seek to pantomime.
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these are OUR kids not yours, seems to be the view adopted by the federal government. this is the classic destruction of the family structure used by marxists and fascists alike.
loyalty is to the state, not the parents. and this has been going on for a LONG time. it’s taken over the universities, the high schools, the elementary schools, and even younger. this cadre of the co-opted and radicalized has become vast.
each little facet of this thing looks stupid on many boards, but as a unified edifice on the board of “how do we set up for an authoritarian/totalitarian takeover?” you can see the shape of the plan and its long term implications.
you divide a society against itself, break up the groupings that make it resilient, allow license to your own shock troops and ruthlessly suppress dissent.
you make it clear that the children are yours, not the parents’. you indoctrinate and intimidate.
you eliminate the fractious bottoms up authority (like police) that you cannot co-opt and take over the top down branches of justice and FBI and IRS that you can.
you spy, surveil, and fabricate a series of “domestic insurrection” threats to validate treating your people like terrorists.
finally, you turn the military into a force willing to fight we the people.
that’s the marxist/fascist dictator’s handbook.
and they have been playing it to near perfection for decades.
perceptions have been wildly warped.
honestly, i think covid wrecked it for them.
it was too much, too fast. it was like having to commit to shooting the moon 2 tricks too early in hearts. there are still cards in your hand you cannot figure out how to win with. you have the king of hearts, but not the ace. this means that unless your opponent is stupid, you’re cooked. your hand has “24 points” written all over it.
their careful construction of interlocking structures of power and commanding heights got pushed into a hectic, ad hoc blitzkrieg and they lost cohesion and defensibility.
worse, they lost deniability. they became too obvious, too flagrant, too fast, and pushed on too many fronts all at once.
such a strategy requires momentum, and they lost it.
there is no element of surprise anymore. unless you have a lay down hand, half of shooting the moon is masking your intention. and they do NOT have a lay down hand.
they’re caught out.
and now it’s time to roll this back. bigly.
they lack the will and the capability to send in the troops on us and it is beholden on us to make sure they never gain such things, because clearly, that IS where they are going next.
this needs to be ripped out of schools and public institutions, root and stem.
it’s time for full blown school choice and to the studs renovation/demolition of many of these federal agencies.
this is the one you want to be sure you win.
if we don’t, the next one is a much, much harder fight.
The Israeli “Real-Time News” reports: Breaking news: 500% increase in deaths – SCD/SUD of FIFA players in 2021
Not 24 athletes, not 30, nor 75 – Since December, 183 professional athletes and coaches have suddenly collapsed! 108 of them died! According to the literature, the phenomenon of collapsing athlete breakdown for reasons unrelated to injury is rare.
So what is causing this sudden epidemic?
The “Real-Time News” investigation presents a list of athletes who were injured and/or died. Analyzing the list we found:
- Most athletes are males (only 15 females)
- TheVast majority are 17-40 years. Only 21 are older (5 aged 42-45, six aged 46-49, 7 aged 51-54, and 3 others aged 60-64).
- 23 are teenagers, aged 12-17, 16 died.
In over 80 of the cases, such as football stars Sergio Aguero and Christian Eriksen, the athletes collapsed while playing, racing or training, or immediately after.
- In most cases, it has been reported that the cause of the collapse is heart-related, including myocarditis, pericarditis, heart attacks, or cardiac arrest.
- The second cause reported is clotting events.
We emphasize that the list we have is even longer, but for the sake of caution, dozens of cases were removed, from it in which we did not have full details, so that only the cases that were reported in detail were included.
In addition, cases were removed in which evidence of previous risk factors was mentioned, such as a cardiac disease or diabetes.
To get a better picture of the data compared to previous years, we only looked at data relating to deaths among athletes registered with FIFA, and compared the data regarding the number of SCD (sudden cardiac death)/SUD (sudden unexplained death) among these athletes in previous years, to the number of cases in 2021.
To find out how many deaths actually occurred during the last two decades among FIFA players (2001-2020), we used Wikipedia – “List of association footballers who died while playing“. To know how many cases occurred in 2021, we used the list collected by us in “Real-Time News” (which includes the cases noted in Wikipedia for 2021).
Dr. Josh Guetzkow, a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Criminology at the Hebrew University, analyzed the data. “An article published in the British Medical Journal shows that the risk of SCD is one in 50,000 (with a range from one in 30,000 to one in 80,000),” he explains. “According to FIFA data, in 2000 there were 242,000 athletes registered in the association, and in 2006 there were 265,000 athletes registered. Assuming FIFA has not changed significantly in twenty years, can expect about 5 deaths a year”.
According to Wikipedia, under “List of association footballers who died while playing“, in 2001-2020 there was an average of 4.2 deaths per year attributed to SCD or SUD, the vast majority being SCD. In contrast, in 2021, according to our list, there were 21 cases of SCD/SUD among FIFA players. In other words, instead of 4 SCD/SUD deaths per year (according to Wikipedia data), or 5 cases per year (calculated according to the BMJ) during 2001-2020, 21 players have died so far this year.
This figure is found to be statistically significant. In fact, there is no other year since 2001 where the difference between the number of observed cases of SCD/SUD and the expected number is statistically significant.In 2021 it is highly statistically significant and only likely to happen by chance about 2 in 1,000 times.
- A quick and dirty statistical analysis (not rigorous, but good enough for a sanity check of the “this figure is found to be statistically significant”:When counting events like SCD, we expect a certain base rate and the events will follow what is called a Poisson distribution. One property of the Poisson distribution is that the standard deviation (a measure of how much variability from random chance) is the square root of the base rate.If we typically see 4 events per year, the standard deviation will be 2, and 95% of the time we will see something within 2 standard deviations from that base rate.
If we see 20 events in one year that’s 8 standard deviations from the mean, so 20 events is very very unusual.
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Pfizer Lied About Coronavirus Vaccine; Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial
A regional director who was employed at the research organisation Ventavia Research Group has told The BMJ that the company falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer’s pivotal phase III trial. Staff who conducted quality control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were finding. After repeatedly notifying Ventavia of these problems, the regional director, Brook Jackson, emailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ventavia fired her later the same day.
Jackson has told The BMJ that, during the two weeks she was employed at Ventavia in September 2020, she repeatedly informed her superiors of poor laboratory management, patient safety concerns, and data integrity issues. Jackson was a trained clinical trial auditor who previously held a director of operations position and came to Ventavia with more than 15 years’ experience in clinical research coordination and management. Exasperated that Ventavia was not dealing with the problems, Jackson documented several matters late one night, taking photos on her mobile phone. One photo, provided to The BMJ, showed needles discarded in a plastic biohazard bag instead of a sharps container box. Another showed vaccine packaging materials with trial participants’ identification numbers written on them left out in the open, potentially unblinding participants. Ventavia executives later questioned Jackson for taking the photos.
Early and inadvertent unblinding may have occurred on a far wider scale. According to the trial’s design, unblinded staff were responsible for preparing and administering the study drug (Pfizer’s vaccine or a placebo). This was to be done to preserve the blinding of trial participants and all other site staff, including the principal investigator. However, at Ventavia, Jackson told The BMJ that drug assignment confirmation printouts were being left in participants’ charts, accessible to blinded personnel. As a corrective action taken in September, two months into trial recruitment and with around 1000 participants already enrolled, quality assurance checklists were updated with instructions for staff to remove drug assignments from charts.
In a recording of a meeting in late September2020 between Jackson and two directors a Ventavia executive can be heard explaining that the company wasn’t able to quantify the types and number of errors they were finding when examining the trial paperwork for quality control. “In my mind, it’s something new every day,” a Ventavia executive says. “We know that it’s significant.”
Ventavia was not keeping up with data entry queries, shows an email sent by ICON, the contract research organisation with which Pfizer partnered on the trial. ICON reminded Ventavia in a September 2020 email: “The expectation for this study is that all queries are addressed within 24hrs.” ICON then highlighted over 100 outstanding queries older than three days in yellow. Examples included two individuals for which “Subject has reported with Severe symptoms/reactions … Per protocol, subjects experiencing Grade 3 local reactions should be contacted. Please confirm if an UNPLANNED CONTACT was made and update the corresponding form as appropriate.” According to the trial protocol a telephone contact should have occurred “to ascertain further details and determine whether a site visit is clinically indicated.”
Worries over FDA inspection
Documents show that problems had been going on for weeks. In a list of “action items” circulated among Ventavia leaders in early August 2020, shortly after the trial began and before Jackson’s hiring, a Ventavia executive identified three site staff members with whom to “Go over e-diary issue/falsifying data, etc.” One of them was “verbally counseled for changing data and not noting late entry,” a note indicates.
At several points during the late September meeting Jackson and the Ventavia executives discussed the possibility of the FDA showing up for an inspection (box 1). “We’re going to get some kind of letter of information at least, when the FDA gets here . . . know it,” an executive stated.
The next morning, 25 September 2020, Jackson called the FDA to warn about unsound practices in Pfizer’s clinical trial at Ventavia. She then reported her concerns in an email to the agency. In the afternoon Ventavia fired Jackson—deemed “not a good fit,” according to her separation letter.
Jackson told The BMJ it was the first time she had been fired in her 20 year career in research.
In her 25 September email to the FDA Jackson wrote that Ventavia had enrolled more than 1000 participants at three sites. The full trial (registered under NCT04368728) enrolled around 44 000 participants across 153 sites that included numerous commercial companies and academic centres. She then listed a dozen concerns she had witnessed, including:
Participants placed in a hallway after injection and not being monitored by clinical staff
Lack of timely follow-up of patients who experienced adverse events
Protocol deviations not being reported
Vaccines not being stored at proper temperatures
Mislabelled laboratory specimens, and
Targeting of Ventavia staff for reporting these types of problems.
Within hours Jackson received an email from the FDA thanking her for her concerns and notifying her that the FDA could not comment on any investigation that might result. A few days later Jackson received a call from an FDA inspector to discuss her report but was told that no further information could be provided. She heard nothing further in relation to her report.
In Pfizer’s briefing document submitted to an FDA advisory committee meeting held on 10 December 2020 to discuss Pfizer’s application for emergency use authorisation of its covid-19 vaccine, the company made no mention of problems at the Ventavia site. The next day the FDA issued the authorisation of the vaccine.8
In August this year, after the full approval of Pfizer’s vaccine, the FDA published a summary of its inspections of the company’s pivotal trial. Nine of the trial’s 153 sites were inspected. Ventavia’s sites were not listed among the nine, and no inspections of sites where adults were recruited took place in the eight months after the December 2020 emergency authorisation. The FDA’s inspection officer noted: “The data integrity and verification portion of the BIMO [bioresearch monitoring] inspections were limited because the study was ongoing, and the data required for verification and comparison were not yet available to the IND [investigational new drug].”
Other employees’ accounts
In recent months Jackson has reconnected with several former Ventavia employees who all left or were fired from the company. One of them was one of the officials who had taken part in the late September meeting. In a text message sent in June the former official apologised, saying that “everything that you complained about was spot on.”
Two former Ventavia employees spoke to The BMJ anonymously for fear of reprisal and loss of job prospects in the tightly knit research community. Both confirmed broad aspects of Jackson’s complaint. One said that she had worked on over four dozen clinical trials in her career, including many large trials, but had never experienced such a “helter skelter” work environment as with Ventavia on Pfizer’s trial.
“I’ve never had to do what they were asking me to do, ever,” she told The BMJ. “It just seemed like something a little different from normal—the things that were allowed and expected.”
She added that during her time at Ventavia the company expected a federal audit but that this never came.
After Jackson left the company problems persisted at Ventavia, this employee said. In several cases Ventavia lacked enough employees to swab all trial participants who reported covid-like symptoms, to test for infection. Laboratory confirmed symptomatic covid-19 was the trial’s primary endpoint, the employee noted. (An FDA review memorandum released in August this year states that across the full trial swabs were not taken from 477 people with suspected cases of symptomatic covid-19.)
“I don’t think it was good clean data,” the employee said of the data Ventavia generated for the Pfizer trial. “It’s a crazy mess.”
A second employee also described an environment at Ventavia unlike any she had experienced in her 20 years doing research. She told The BMJ that, shortly after Ventavia fired Jackson, Pfizer was notified of problems at Ventavia with the vaccine trial and that an audit took place.
Since Jackson reported problems with Ventavia to the FDA in September 2020, Pfizer has hired Ventavia as a research subcontractor on four other vaccine clinical trials (covid-19 vaccine in children and young adults, pregnant women, and a booster dose, as well an RSV vaccine trial; NCT04816643, NCT04754594, NCT04955626, NCT05035212). The advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to discuss the covid-19 paediatric vaccine trial on 2 November.
Florida, without mask or vaccine mandates has a 12 per 100,000 coronavirus cases compared to Liberal New York which has 25 and Washington which has 31 coronavirus cases per 100k residents
Its Republican governor weathered months of scorn for loosening pandemic restrictions ahead of other state leaders. Its case counts, when on the rise, are often cited by critics as evidence that the entire Republican approach to managing the virus has failed.
But drops in Florida’s case counts invite a fraction of the attention.
New infections per 100,000 residents dropped to 12 over the past week, according to the New York Times coronavirus tracker. Over the past 14 days, cases dropped by 48%.
Other states with far more expansive pandemic restrictions are seeing COVID-19 continue to spread at faster rates than Florida.
In New York, for example, the rate of new cases is more than double that of Florida’s at 25 per 100,000 residents over the past week.
In Washington state, the rate of new infections per 100,000 residents was at 31 during the past week.
Critics have vilified Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a pandemic response that deviated early from what other states did to limit transmission. He allowed businesses to resume operations with some limits in early May 2020, just two months after the virus shuttered virtually the entire country, and by September of last year had lifted all restrictions and began efforts to limit new ones that local governments could impose.
J. Edwin Benton, a political science professor at the University of South Florida who cast doubt on the veracity of Florida’s current numbers, suggested DeSantis’ political ambitions have likely driven both his pandemic-related decisions and the intense attention paid to them.
“It’s a right-wing approach, and it’s just a page out of Trump’s playbook,” Benton told the Washington Examiner. “He’s doing it to mimic what Trump would still be doing and did do prior to being voted out of office.”
Other Republican governors who ditched restrictions early or have so far resisted pressure to require vaccination have faced much less heat for pursuing the same kind of policies as DeSantis; Benton said that’s because “they aren’t running for president” like Florida’s chief executive.
Few of the more dramatic predictions about the result of DeSantis’ approach have come to pass.
In the spring, low case counts and low unemployment earned DeSantis some positive media coverage and a limited amount of praise.
But the seeming success of his refusal to mandate masks, social-distancing measures, and, ultimately, vaccines did not silence many of his more vocal critics, who continued to sound the alarm over the summer of DeSantis’ push to reopen schools fully without any masking requirements in the classroom.
That changed in August and September when the highly contagious delta variant drove a deadly wave of new infections that hit Florida, with its high population of elderly residents, especially hard.
The spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths attracted widespread national coverage and a fresh round of criticism aimed at DeSantis, who was at that point not just declining to implement pandemic-related mandates statewide but actively attempting to stop any Florida entity from adopting them on their own.
Florida’s apparent emergence from that wave and return to a transmission rate lower than its neighbors and much of the country has warranted little reevaluation of the narrative surrounding DeSantis’ stewardship of the state.
While Florida’s summer surge in cases was viewed in media coverage and political commentary through the lens of DeSantis’ leadership, the state’s current COVID-19 decline has been framed as a product of trends affecting all states — when it’s warranted coverage at all.
In Washington state, with nearly three times the number of new COVID-19 infections this past week than Florida, state employees faced a deadline Monday to take the vaccine or lose their jobs.
Some sectors of New York, including healthcare workers and New York City school personnel, have also faced vaccine mandates that so far have not brought COVID-19 infections down to the level currently seen in Florida.
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A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) professor who was suspended and later reinstated for brusquely rebuffing a request to give Black students leniency on their final exams following the death of George Floyd has filed a lawsuit against the school.
Gordon Klein, who teaches financial analysis, law, and public policy at UCLA, filed a lawsuit Monday claiming that he suffered financially and emotionally because of the incident. Although he retained his position, Klein alleged he was dropped from consulting jobs at law firms and other corporations and that his reputation was tarnished as a result.
Klein discussed his reasons for suing the school with a post on the website “Common Sense with Bari Weiss” and said he was seeking unspecified damages “not only to correct the tortures he had endured but also to protect academic freedom.”
He’s suing UCLA for breach of contract, violating his privacy and retaliatory discrimination.
In court documents, Klein alleged he “suffered severe emotional distress, trauma, and physical ailments for which he has been treated by his primary care physician, a gastrointestinal physician, and a psychiatrist.”
The incident that spurred the lawsuit began on the morning of June 2, 2020, when he received an email from who he said was a non-Black student asking that Klein grade Black students with greater “leniency” in the wake of Floyd’s death and the civil unrest that followed.
“We are writing to express our tremendous concern about the impact that this final exam and project will have on the mental and physical health of our Black classmates,” the student wrote, according to Klein. The student, whose name was not released, then requested a “no harm” final exam, meaning that it would only count if it helped a student’s grade.
Klein said that while he supports the university’s “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” agenda that the student used to make his case, he felt that agenda violated the California Constitution’s prohibition of “race-based preferences in public education.”
The professor added that he was “shocked by the student’s email” and felt it was “deeply patronizing and offensive to the same Black students he claimed to care so much about.”
In response, Klein emailed the student, and asked: “Are there any students that may be of mixed parentage, such as half black half-Asian? What do you suggest I do with respect to them? A full concession or just half? Also, do you have any idea if any students are from Minneapolis? I assume that they are probably especially devastated as well. I am thinking that a white student from there might possibly be even more devastated by this, especially because some might think that they’re racist even if they are not.”
“I thought this would do it and we’d move on with the class final and, just as important, summer break. I was naive,” Klein added.
He said that by the evening, students were calling for him to be removed from UCLA and a petition with 20,000 signatures circulated demanding that he be fired. Three days after the first email, Klein was suspended by UCLA.
The professor alleged that the school was “rattled” not by the harassment targeted at him but because school administrators were worried about its reputation. Klein said he was left “confused and hurt” by their actions.
Ultimately the UCLA’s Academic Senate‘s Committee on Academic Freedom ruled that the case did not warrant an investigation because instructors are entitled to say no to requests for changes in the grading structure, and Klein was reinstated less than 21 days later.
- Source: https://www.newsweek.com/professor-suspended-not-giving-black-students-easier-final-exam-sues-ucla-1634873
Systemic Anti-White Racism; Altruistic Whites who were over-represented as unpaid volunteers at a Chicago Art Museum are fired because they are white, salaried non-whites hired in their place
A prestigious art museum in Chicago fired hundreds of unpaid volunteers and replaced them with paid workers because they were too white.
The Art Institute of Chicago had been able to depend on the help of 122 highly skilled volunteers, mostly older white women, to act as guides to the Museum’s collection of 300,000 works, which they explain in great detail to visitors.
The volunteers also acted as “school group greeters” to help children understand the importance of what they were seeing.
Training requirements for the position were intense, and the volunteers were apparently doing a great job.
But now they’ve now all been dismissed for not being “diverse” enough.
“Many of the volunteers—though not all—are older white women, who have the time and resources to devote so much free labor to the Museum,” reports the Why Evolution is True blog.
“But the demographics of that group weren’t appealing to the AIC, and so, in late September, the AIC fired all of them, saying they’d be replaced by smaller number of hired volunteers workers who will be paid $25 an hour. That group will surely meet the envisioned diversity goals.”
“Paying the replacements will not result in more knowledgeable docents. But they won’t be Caucasian; that’s the important thing,” writes Dave Blount.
Unfortunately for the volunteers, a lack of “diversity” is only apparently a problem at one end of the spectrum.
A similar thing happened last month when the English Touring Opera (ETO) kicked out half of its orchestral players in an effort to prioritize “increased diversity in the orchestra.”
The act of musical ethnic cleansing was carried out in the interests of following “firm guidance of the Arts Council,” which is a government-funded body.
Once again, this all underscores the fact that the only form of institutionalized racism that remains not only acceptable, but something to be encouraged, is against white people.
An Algerian linked to the Islamic State who was arrested by Spanish police and is believed to have led a terrorist cell in Barcelona came to Spain as an illegal immigrant.
The Spanish National Police say that the Algerian, known as the “Sheikh”, arrived by boat at the end of last March as an illegal immigrant and then headed to Barcelona where he set up a terrorist cell and plotted to carry out an attack using Kalashnikov rifles.
Police uncovered and foiled the potential terror attack after it was found that a member of the cell was inquiring about purchasing automatic rifles and was in the final stages of doing so, newspaper El Mundo reports.
Spanish police and the European police agency Europol arrested the five cell members on Wednesday, with four arrests in Barcelona and one in the Spanish capital of Madrid.
Searches also found other weapons in the possession of the suspects, including machetes and roughly 70 rounds of ammunition.
- Source: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/10/15/suspected-leader-of-barcelona-terrorist-cell-came-to-spain-illegally-by-boat/
Canada’s State Broadcaster CBC; How to Lie With Statistics to Push the Coronavirus Vaccine – Vaccinated and Unvaccinated have SAME risk of heart problems from COVID
The province says the rise of myocarditis and pericarditis cases has been particularly observed among men in that age group. Between June and August, the province says the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis for men aged 18 to 24 following a second dose of Moderna was one in 5,000. There have been no fatalities.
“I’m not holding any facts back, there is a risk,” said Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health.
In comparison, the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was one in 28,000.
Moderna 18-24 yr old Vaxed heart side-effect chance: = 20/100,000
Pfizer 18-24 yr old Vaxed heart side-effect chance: = 3.5/100,000
The risk of a heart condition from the vaccine is still substantially lower than the risk of a heart condition should a person contract COVID-19, Moore explained.
Only two in every 100,000 people experience the side effect, Moore said. And they typically recover quickly with “simple over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen,” he said. There have been no hospitalizations and no fatalities.
Meanwhile, Moore said 11 in every 100,000 people contract “moderate to severe” COVID-19 and “often end up needing hospitalization.” He said that between 10 and 20 per cent of those people requiring hospitalization have heart inflammation.
All ages vaccinated heart side-effect chance: = 2/100,000
All ages UNvaccinated heart side-effect chance: = 2/100,000
How to lie with statistics:
The general public has exactly the same chance to get heart problems vaccinated or unvaccinated, WHILE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE A 10x higher chance with Moderna and yet the article somehow has a positive spin… for vaccines.
- Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-september-29-moore-briefing-update-1.6193455
Coronavirus Conspiracy: Israel Study Finds Aspirin Lowers ventilation by 44%. ICU admissions were lower by 43%, and an overall in-hospital mortality saw a 47% decrease – Days Later US MSM Says to STOP Using Aspirin
- Source: https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/aspirin-lowers-risk-of-covid-new-findings-support-preliminary-israeli-trial-681127
Coronavirus Lockdowns; Examination of over 100 COVID-19 Studies Conclusion: “It is possible that lockdown will go down as one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in modern history.”
An examination of over 100 Covid-19 studies reveals that many relied on false assumptions that over-estimated the benefits and under-estimated the costs of lockdown. The most recent research has shown that lockdowns have had, at best, a marginal effect on the number of Covid-19 deaths. Generally speaking, the ineffectiveness stemmed from individual changes in behavior: either non-compliance or behavior that mimicked lockdowns. The limited effectiveness of lockdowns explains why, after more than one year, the unconditional cumulative Covid-19 deaths per million is not negatively correlated with the stringency of lockdown across countries. Using a method proposed by Professor Bryan Caplan along with estimates of lockdown benefits based on the econometric evidence, I calculate a number of cost/benefit ratios of lockdowns in terms of life-years saved. Using a mid-point estimate for costs and benefits, the reasonable estimate for Canada is a cost/benefit ratio of 141. It is possible that lockdown will go down as one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in modern history.
After more than a year of gathering aggregate data, a puzzle has emerged. Lockdowns were brought on with claims that they were effective and the only means of dealing with the pandemic. However, across many different jurisdictions this relationship does not hold when looking at the raw data.
A casual examination of lockdown intensity and the number of cumulative deaths attributed to Covid-19 across jurisdictions shows no obvious relationship.53 Indeed, often the least intensive locations had equal or better performance. For example, using the OurWorldInData stringency index (SI) as a measure of lockdown, Pakistan (SI: 50), Finland (SI: 52), and Bulgaria (SI: 50) had similar degrees of lockdown, but the cumulative deaths per million were 61, 141, and 1023. Peru (SI: 83) and the U.K. (SI: 78) had some of the most stringent lockdowns, but also experienced some of the largest cumulative deaths per million: 1475 and 1868.54
Using information from OurWorldInData, the cumulative deaths per million on March 28, 2021 in North America were 1351 and for the European Union 1368. Sweden had light restrictions, but cumulative deaths were 1327; while the UK had heavy lockdowns and 1868 cumulative deaths per million. This stands in sharp contrast to the dire predictions that were made about Sweden in the first six months of the pandemic.55
Similar findings arise when comparing various US states. Florida and California were often compared because they are similar in terms of size and latitude, but had different lockdown policies. Florida locked down in the spring but then started lifting restrictions, on September 25th, 2020 all restrictions were lifted. California has had various mandates throughout 2020, but in early December issued a stay-at-home order that remained in place until January 25th, 2021.56 However, the cumulative deaths per 100,000 people are practically indistinguishable: 152 for Florida and 143 for California.57
It is easy to find counter examples when using unconditional counts on deaths across different jurisdictions. That is, one can find cases where lockdown states had fewer deaths per million than some non-lockdown states (e.g. Ireland and Germany had high stringency indexes and below average deaths per million). However, it remains the case that lockdown is not associated with fewer deaths per million, but (likely) more.58
These unconditional observation puzzles are resolved by the research done over the past year. The preconceived success of lockdowns was driven by theoretical models that were based on assumptions that were unrealistic and often false. The lack of any clear and large lockdown effect is because there isn’t one to be found.
The consideration of any policy must consider all costs and all benefits of that policy. All estimates of costs and benefits depend on various assumptions of parameters and structural model forms, and many of the studies examined (especially the early ones) relied on assumptions that were false, and which tended to over-estimate the benefits and under-estimate the costs of lockdown. As a result, most of the early cost/benefit studies arrived at conclusions that were refuted later by data, and which rendered their cost/benefit findings incorrect.
Advances in models and data over the past year have showed that lockdowns have had, at best, a marginal effect on the number of Covid-19 deaths. Generally speaking, the ineffectiveness of lockdown stems from voluntary changes in behavior. Lockdown jurisdictions were not able to prevent non-compliance, and non-lockdown jurisdictions benefited from voluntary changes in behavior that mimicked lockdowns.
Using a cost/benefit method proposed by Professor Bryan Caplan the most reasonable cost/benefit ratio of lockdowns in terms of life-years saved in Canada is 141. However, given their limited effectiveness, lockdowns still fail under extremely conservative estimates of costs. Furthermore, if the fall of 2021 results in many cases resulting from the more transmissible delta variant among a shrinking number of unvaccinated people, then the expected benefits of lockdown policies become even smaller. Lockdowns are not just an inefficient policy, they must rank as one of the greatest peacetime policy disasters of all time.
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Coronavirus Vaccine; Myocarditis rates reported in VAERS were significantly higher in youths between the ages of 13 to 23 – 19 times the expected number of myocarditis cases in the vaccination volunteers over background myocarditis rates
Following the global rollout and administration of the Pfizer Inc./BioNTech BNT162b2 and Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccines on December 17, 2020, in the United States, and of the Janssen Ad26.COV2.S product on April 1st, 2021, in an unprecedented manner, hundreds of thousands of individuals have reported adverse events (AEs) using the Vaccine Adverse Events Reports System (VAERS). We used VAERS data to examine cardiac AEs, primarily myocarditis, reported following injection of the first or second dose of the COVID-19 injectable products. Myocarditis rates reported in VAERS were significantly higher in youths between the ages of 13 to 23 (p<0.0001) with ∼80% occurring in males. Within 8 weeks of the public offering of COVID-19 products to the 12-15-year-old age group, we found 19 times the expected number of myocarditis cases in the vaccination volunteers over background myocarditis rates for this age group. In addition, a 5-fold increase in myocarditis rate was observed subsequent to dose 2 as opposed to dose 1 in 15-year-old males. A total of 67% of all cases occurred with BNT162b2. Of the total myocarditis AE reports, 6 individuals died (1.1%) and of these, 2 were under 20 years of age – 1 was 13. These findings suggest a markedly higher risk for myocarditis subsequent to COVID-19 injectable product use than for other known vaccines, and this is well above known background rates for myocarditis. COVID-19 injectable products are novel and have a genetic, pathogenic mechanism of action causing uncontrolled expression of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein within human cells. When you combine this fact with the temporal relationship of AE occurrence and reporting, biological plausibility of cause and effect, and the fact that these data are internally and externally consistent with emerging sources of clinical data, it supports a conclusion that the COVID-19 biological products are deterministic for the myocarditis cases observed after injection.
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Coronavirus Vaccine Useless? No discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases
At the country-level, there appears to be no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days (Fig. 1). In fact, the trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people. Notably, Israel with over 60% of their population fully vaccinated had the highest COVID-19 cases per 1 million people in the last 7 days. The lack of a meaningful association between percentage population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases is further exemplified, for instance, by comparison of Iceland and Portugal. Both countries have over 75% of their population fully vaccinated and have more COVID-19 cases per 1 million people than countries such as Vietnam and South Africa that have around 10% of their population fully vaccinated.
Of the top 5 counties that have the highest percentage of population fully vaccinated (99.9–84.3%), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies 4 of them as “High” Transmission counties. Chattahoochee (Georgia), McKinley (New Mexico), and Arecibo (Puerto Rico) counties have above 90% of their population fully vaccinated with all three being classified as “High” transmission. Conversely, of the 57 counties that have been classified as “low” transmission counties by the CDC, 26.3% (15) have percentage of population fully vaccinated below 20%.
There also appears to be no significant signaling of COVID-19 cases decreasing with higher percentages of population fully vaccinated (Fig. 3).
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Coronavirus Vaccine Less Than Useless; Israel Study Shows 96% Fully Vaccinated Hospital Suffered Outbreak, Many Vaccinated Died, The ONLY Patients With Mild Covid Were Unvaccinated
The paper, published in Eurosurveillance, a journal published by the European Centers for Disease Control, explains that the outbreak rapidly spread among both patients and staff of the hospital’s dialysis unit, the Covid-19 ward, and other wards. At the time, 238 out of 248 of exposed patients and staff had been fully vaccinated with Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine.
Again, the fact that 96 percent of the people in this population had been vaccinated – a level far above early estimates of the percentages required for herd immunity – apparently made no difference.
Further, all patients and staff were required to wear surgical masks when they were in the same room, and staff on the Covid-19 unit wore N95 masks and face shields.
Ultimately, 39 out of the 238 exposed vaccinated people (16 percent) were infected, along with 3 out of 10 unvaccinated people – a difference that doesn’t reach statistical significance because the unvaccinated group is too small.
Of the infected, 23 were patients and 19 staff. The staff all recovered quickly. But five patients died and another nine had severe or critical cases. All were vaccinated. The two unvaccinated infected patients both had mild cases.
As the authors explained:
“This communication… challenges the assumption that high universal vaccination rates will lead to herd immunity and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks… In the outbreak described here, 96.2% of the exposed population was vaccinated. Infection advanced rapidly (many cases became symptomatic within 2 days of exposure), and viral load was high.”
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29% of COVID Deaths are unvaccinated, 51% are from vaccinated. Meaning vaccinated have a 75% higher chance of dying.
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Power of Non-Stop Propaganda; Leftists/Democrats over-estimate coronavirus hospitalization rates in unvaccinated by 40x, think the rate is 50% or higher; reality is less than 1%
Gallup poll asked respondents what the hospitalization rate of COVID was (as well as vaccine efficacy). Leftists over-estimated hospitalization rates in unvaccinated.
Survey included “over 3,000” respondents and was categorized based on “political party.” The real hospitalization rate of the unvaccinated? 0.89%.
For both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, very few adults reported a correct answer, which is less than one percent. See the discussion in the appendix for details about the correct hospitalization rates and efficacy estimates. Only 8% of U.S. adults gave correct answers for the unvaccinated population and 38% for the vaccinated population.
Partisanship was a strong predictor of accuracy, but party accuracy varied by whether the respondent was assessing the risk of the vaccinated or unvaccinated populations.
For unvaccinated hospitalization risk, 2% of Democrats responded correctly, compared with 16% of Republicans. In fact, 41% of Democrats replied that at least 50% of unvaccinated people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
The fact the pandemic is this polarized and disinformation about hospitalization can be predicated based on political identity demonstrates public health has failed Americans.
Only 8% of the survey respondents correctly answered that the hospitalization rate for the unvaccinated was less than 1%.
How Gallup poll calculated the hospitalization rate:
The correct answers to hospitalization risk can be calculated using data from the Department of Health and Human Services (via HealthData.gov) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One needs only the following figures: 1) the population of vaccinated and unvaccinated people 2) total hospitalizations resulting from COVID-19 3) hospitalizations of vaccinated people. We used data through August 9, 2021, one week before the survey was fielded. At that time, total hospitalizations from COVID-19 were estimated to be 2.6 million, with 7,608 vaccinations found among vaccinated people. The size of the vaccinated and unvaccinated populations was nearly equal on August 9 (with 168 million vaccinated and 163 million unvaccinated).
A simplistic analysis of these numbers would yield hospitalization rates of 0.005% for the vaccinated population (1 case in 22,118) and 1.6% for the unvaccinated population (1 case in 62), but those numbers exaggerate the benefits of the vaccine because the unvaccinated population confronted many more days of risk, since vaccination was gradually rolled out starting in December of 2020. For that reason, we take the average population totals over the relevant periods for each population (March 1, 2020-Aug. 9, 2021 for the unvaccinated population and Dec. 15, 2020,-Aug. 9, 2021, for the vaccinated population). The adjusted population of vaccinated people comes to 83 million and 295 million for the vaccinated population, since the entire U.S. population was unvaccinated — except a small number of participants in clinical trials –up until December of 2020.
**Using these adjusted figures, we calculate that the hospitalization rate for the vaccinated population is 0.01% (or 1 in 10,914), and the rate for unvaccinated adults is 0.89% (or 1 case in 112 people). In both cases, therefore
Across all countries, the median IFR in community-dwelling elderly and elderly overall was 2.4% (range 0.3%-7.2%) and 5.5% (range 0.3%-12.1%). IFR was higher with larger proportions of people >85 years. Younger age strata had low IFR values (median 0.0027%, 0.014%, 0.031%, 0.082%, 0.27%, and 0.59%, at 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-69 years
So the fatality rates by age group:
- Source: https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/354938/adults-estimates-covid-hospitalization-risk.aspx
Canada Complete Subversion by Trudeau Liberals To make immigration to Canada much easier – Demographic Replacement, Globalism
How they plan to achieve this elevated level is outlined in an internal draft document sent to immigration and refugee judges — documents that have been exclusively shared with the Sun.
In an email sent to staff and adjudicators on Sept. 20, Richard Wex, the Liberals’ appointee as chairperson and chief executive officer of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, laid out a massive expansion of the reasons immigrants can be allowed to enter and stay in Canada.
Under the new guidelines, contained in a document marked “Draft” and covered by solicitor-client privilege, civil service officers who do an initial screening of immigration and refugee claims, plus the immigration and refugee judges who hear appeals of the officers’ decisions, are instructed to accept any applicant who has an “intersectional” claim.
Intersectionality is defined as two or more of “race, religion, indigeneity, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation, culture, disability, or immigration status,” that “impact an individual’s lived experience of discrimination, marginalization or oppression.”
No longer will claimants need to prove, for instance, that they face torture or death if forced to return to their home countries. Nor will they have to satisfy the UN’s definition of a “refugee.”
Now, if they merely claim they have been discriminated against or persecuted for being poor and old, or Indigenous and holding political views targeted by some developing country’s strongman, in the Liberals come.
One of the principal tasks of the immigration officers and judges is to determine whether a claimant is telling the truth.
The Trudeau Liberals have that covered, too.
Chairperson Wex instructs his staff and judges to remember that trauma — whether physical or emotional — can cause people to recollect information or incidents incorrectly. Therefore, if applicants provide evidence that turns out to be false, it may not be because they’re lying.
Rather they might just be misremembering due to the lingering stress caused by a trauma. Don’t exclude them.
Staff and adjudicators are instructed to give applicants the benefit of the doubt. Unless the officer or judge involved has incontrovertible proof an applicant is lying, the claimant should be admitted. His or her claims of discrimination are to be accepted by default and his or her application approved.
Their falsehoods might just be the side effect of some traumatic experience that is impeding the applicant’s ability to provide evidence that would benefit him or her.
Wex describes a traumatic event as one that elicits “intense feelings of fear, terror, helplessness, hopelessness, and despair” that is perceived “as a threat to the person’s survival.”
Adjudicators must employ “a ‘Do No Harm’ approach” during hearings, to lead with “compassion, cultural humility, and patience in order to avoid retraumatization” of an applicant.
These new rules render examining refugees’ claims pointless.
Adjudicators, essentially, must now say yes to everyone who makes it to Canadian soil and claims (not proves, merely claims) they are a victim of two more of a broad range of abuses — some invisible and mild.
Already, 22 of just over 300 adjudicators already admit 100% of the claimants appearing before them. (The median acceptance rate across the country is about 70%.)
Accepting 100% of claims is an impossibly high rate, unless these 22 judges are deliberately looking to admit anyone and everyone. Most of the 22 are Liberal appointees. Now it would appear they are to be the models for all the other adjudicators.
Claimants, on average, wait two years for their cases to be heard. During that time, their medical, dental, and even internet is paid for by taxpayers. Sometimes, their housing and food, too.
And now there’s almost no chance they will be sent out of Canada because what applicant and his or her immigration lawyer isn’t going to be capable of thinking up some “interconnectedness” of discriminations or “trauma,” or both?
That’s how the Liberals intend to turn 300,000 or so immigrants a year into 400,000 almost overnight.
Just get rid of all the rules and — presto — a boom in newcomers.
How long do you think it will take for word to get out around the world that Canada, which is already one of the countries most open to immigration, is removing all barriers and throwing the doors open wide?
- Source: https://torontosun.com/news/national/gunter-liberals-plan-to-make-immigration-to-canada-much-easier
Coronavirus Vaccine Study Shows Vaccinated Spread as Much Delta Variant COVID as Unvaccinated – Similar Viral Loads – Infectious Virus Found in 88% of Unvaccinated and 95% of Vaccinated
We observed low Ct values (<25) in 212 of 310 fully vaccinated (68%; Figure 1A) and 246 of 389 (63%) unvaccinated individuals. Testing a subset of low-Ct samples revealed infectious SARS-CoV-2 in 15 of 17 specimens (88%) from unvaccinated individuals and 37 of 39 (95%) from vaccinated people.
Low Ct values were detected in vaccinated people regardless of symptoms at the time of testing (Figure 1C). Ct values <25 were detected in 7 of 24 unvaccinated (29%; CI: 13-51%) and 9 of 11 fully vaccinated asymptomatic individuals (82%; CI: 48-97%), and 158 of 232 unvaccinated (68%, CI: 62-74%) and 156 of 225 fully vaccinated (69%; CI: 63-75%) symptomatic individuals. Time from symptom onset to testing did not vary by vaccination status (p=0.40; Supplemental Figure 2). Infectious virus was detected in the sole specimen tested from an asymptomatic fully vaccinated individual. Although few asymptomatic individuals were sampled, these results indicate that even asymptomatic, fully vaccinated people might shed infectious virus.
Combined with other studies 2–5, these data indicate that vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals infected with the Delta variant might transmit infection. Importantly, we show that infectious SARS-CoV-2 is frequently found even in vaccinated persons when specimen Ct values are low. The inclusion of viruses from Pango lineages B.1.617.2, AY.2, and AY.3, and multiple counties without a linking outbreak, indicate that Delta-lineage SARS-CoV-2 can achieve low Ct values consistent with transmissibility in fully vaccinated individuals across a range of settings. Vaccinated and unvaccinated persons should get tested when symptomatic or after close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Continued adherence to non-pharmaceutical interventions during periods of high community transmission to mitigate spread of COVID-19 remain important for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
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Christian Eriksen Collapses at Euros due to heart issue https://youtu.be/s0B03LSzXvo
Two West Indies Players – Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation Collapse on Field: https://www.india.com/sports/cricket-two-west-indies-players-chinelle-henry-chedean-nation-collapse-on-field-during-2nd-t20i-against-pakistan-women-watch-video-4785827/
Atletico Madrid striker collapses in training and requires medical attention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2_5LMobXc
Brazilian soccer player Alex Apolinario dies after collapsing on pitch during match in Portugal https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/brazilian-soccer-player-alex-apolinario-dies-after-collapsing-on-pitch-during-match-in-portugal/
Britain’s Jack Draper collapses at Miami Open https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDuOP0V1nUw
Indonesian doubles star Kido dies of heart attack at 36 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blqVQ9oNr_g
Ghanaian referee collapses during AFCON Match https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvPQO44NzN4
Referee Bert Smith collapses on court, taken off on stretcher during first half of Gonzaga-USC men’s Elite Eight game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHG8bRhvJ88
Josh Downie: Cricketer, 24, dies after heart attack at practice https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-57058626
Ex-Parma footballer Giuseppe Perrino dies aged 29 at brother’s memorial match after collapsing while playing https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/15151824/giuseppe-perrino-dead-29-parma-brother/
Raymond van Barneveld collapses and receives paramedic attention during PDC Players Championship https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/darts/pdc-players-championship-8-suspended-23759939
Volleyball player collapses during game, dies https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/volleyball-player-collapses-during-game-dies/article34185430.ece
The Frenchman, 20, suddenly fell unconscious in worrying and distressing scenes, he had a tachycardia attack, an abnormal electrical impulse in his heart, causing him to lose consciousness. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13901939/goalkeepers-rushed-hospital-collapsing/
Ethan Jovani Trejo, a 16-year-old soccer player, collapsed on the field during conditioning https://eu.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/06/25/teen-dies-after-medical-incident-princeton-high-school-field/5344293001/
Samuel Kalu, 24, collapses minutes into football game: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58228778
Roy Butler, 23, Irish footballer Watford FC dies after Jansen: https://twitter.com/NewsForAllIre/status/1428301909715296263?s=20
FA Youth Cup – player suffered sudden cardiac arrest on the field : https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/breaking-fa-youth-cup-match-24898627
Vinny Curry, 33, out for season due to blood clots: https://nypost.com/2021/08/25/jets-vinny-curry-out-after-rare-blood-disorder-diagnosis/
Australian sailor Cameron Dale, 29, dies after catastrophic stroke: https://7news.com.au/sport/sailing/australian-sailor-jessica-watson-reveals-sudden-death-of-partner-cameron-dale-c-3845979
Two young Columbia High school footballers die: https://www.wistv.com/2021/09/04/he-would-love-it-donadrian-robinsons-family-reacts-tribute-wj-keenan-high-school/?outputType=apps
Bollywood’s star, 40, dies following heart attack https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9950385/Indian-TV-film-star-Siddharth-Shukla-40-dies-heart-attack.html#reader-comments
Tom Felton, 34, collapses during golf game: https://bbc.in/3i4YpI5?fbclid=IwAR0aZBaXpiX9ky34g3eLiG3pcMs5r2udih4kRGUIi7GOBK3iciefX1-qoXk
Francis Perron, 25, dies after football game – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/usports-ottawa-gee-gees-francis-perron-dies-1.6182332
Parys Haralson, 37, former Saints line backer dies https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/09/13/parys-haralson-former-49-ers-and-saints-lb-dies-37/8328669002/
Jimmy Hayes, 31, former Bruins player unexpectedly dies: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/08/23/sports/jimmy-hayes-former-bruin-boston-college-hockey-champ-dies-31/
Kjeld Nuis, 31, Dutch professional skater admitted to hospital with inflamed heart: https://www.rtlboulevard.nl/entertainment/news/artikel/5243606/kjeld-nuis-vaccinatie-ziek-update
John Stokes, 21, athlete at Tennessee Uni hospitalized with heart inflammation: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/student-athlete-john-stokes-myocarditis-covid-vaccine-002451374.html?guccounter=1
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Coronavirus and the Path to Totalitarianism, More Government Control – Studies Showing Areas With Pathogens / Disease Lead to Authoritarian Governments
Threat(s) and Conformity Deconstructed: Perceived Threat of Infectious Disease and its Implications for Conformist Attitudes and Behavior
We test the hypothesis that the perceived threat of infectious disease exerts a unique influence on conformist attitudes and behavior. Correlational and experimental results support the hypothesis.
Pathogens and Politics: Further Evidence That Parasite Prevalence Predicts Authoritarianism
According to a “parasite stress” hypothesis, authoritarian governments are more likely to emerge in regions characterized by a high prevalence of disease-causing pathogens.
There’s a direct correlation between perceived parasite prevalence, civilian obedience and authoritarianism. Governments and corporations know this.
This also follows right along with the Rockefeller lockstep document.
China’s government was not the only one that took extreme measures to protect its citizens from risk and exposure. During the pandemic, national leaders around the world flexed their authority and imposed airtight rules and restrictions, from the mandatory wearing of face masks to body-temperature checks at the entries to communal spaces like train stations and supermarkets. Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their activities stuck and even intensified. In order to protect themselves from the spread of increasingly global problems—from pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and rising poverty—leaders around the world took a firmer grip on power.
At first, the notion of a more controlled world gained wide acceptance and approval. Citizens willingly gave up some of their sovereignty—and their privacy—to more paternalistic states in exchange for greater safety and stability. Citizens were more tolerant, and even eager, for top-down direction and oversight, and national leaders had more latitude to impose order in the ways they saw fit. In developed countries, this heightened oversight took many forms: biometric IDs for all citizens, for example, and tighter regulation of key industries whose stability was deemed vital to national interests. In many developed countries, enforced cooperation with a suite of new regulations and agreements slowly but steadily restored both order and, importantly, economic growth.
- Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/pv46jz/holy_shit_if_youre_one_of_the_people_whove_seen/he8awzn/
Coronavirus Propaganda, Lies by NPR Saying Man Was Turned Away From 43 Hospitals Because of Coronavirus Patients – Truth is He Needed Specialized Care
In the first several paragraphs of their piece, NPR makes clear that the source for their story was not anyone they’d spoken directly to but rather the man’s obituary, which apparently reporters are trawling for stories just like this one:
Ray DeMonia, 73, was born and raised in Cullman, Ala., but he died on Sept. 1, some 200 miles away in an intensive care unit in Meridian, Miss.Last month, DeMonia, who spent 40 years in the antiques and auctions business, suffered a cardiac emergency. But it was because hospitals are full due to the coronavirus — and not his heart — that he was forced to spend his last days so far from home, according to his family.”Due to COVID 19, CRMC emergency staff contacted 43 hospitals in 3 states in search of a Cardiac ICU bed and finally located one in Meridian, MS.,” the last paragraph of DeMonia’s obituary reads, referring to the Cullman Regional Medical Center.”In honor of Ray, please get vaccinated if you have not, in an effort to free up resources for non COVID related emergencies …,” the obituary reads. “He would not want any other family to go through what his did.”
It’s only when one reads the next paragraph, assuming they’ve even read the story at all beyond the headline, that they find out Mr. DeMonia was actually admitted into the Cullman hospital, but needed to be transferred to another facility for specialized care that apparently that location did not offer:
A spokesperson for Cullman Regional Medical Center, who declined to give specifics of Ray DeMonia’s case, citing privacy concerns, confirmed to NPR that he was transferred from the hospital but said the reason was that he required “a higher level of specialized care not available” there.
Further, though NPR quoted some of the Washington Post’s write-up later on in their own piece, they also failed to point out what the WaPo had noted about how DeMonia had been in the Cullman hospital for some 12 hours before the family allegedly received the phone call about the 43 ICUs:
On the evening of Aug. 23, Ray DeMonia had heart problems and was taken to Cullman Regional. The next morning, about 12 hours after he was admitted, his daughter said her mother got a call saying that the staff had tried 43 hospitals without any luck in getting him a specialized cardiac ICU bed. They were, however, able to find an open ICU bed at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss.
Though the Washington Post quoted a hospital spokesperson as saying such situations were an “ongoing problem” in Alabama hospitals, not one person from the hospital confirmed the daughter’s story about the supposed capacity issues at the 43 ICUs. It wasn’t confirmed for the NPR report nor the WaPo report.
At the very least here, NPR deceived readers by making them believe two things, the first one being that DeMonia was never admitted to the Cullman hospital (false) and the second one being that the hospital couldn’t admit him due to being overwhelmed with COVID patients (also false). The Washington Post earns no brownie points for their story, either, which wasn’t much better.
And to this day, no one in any official capacity will confirm the 43 ICUs claim.
- Source: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/npr-caught-spreading-fake-news-about-hospital-bed-situation-in-some-southern-states/
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplement Benefits – Cancers, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Liver Health, Coronavirus, Colds / Flu, Inflammation, Joint Health
Massive compilation of various herbs and supplements and their enormous health benefits. Will be updated with new info regularly. To search for a specific condition / illness, press “ctrl + f”
- Overall, the reduction in risk of acute respiratory infection induced by vitamin D was on a par with the protective effect of injectable ‘flu vaccine against ‘flu-like illnesses. – Vitamin D works just as well as the flu vaccine, and without any potential side-effects.
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone)
- In one study spanning 7–10 years, people with the highest intake of vitamin K2 were 52% less likely to develop artery calcification and had a 57% lower risk of dying from heart disease
- Another study in 16,057 women found that participants with the highest intake of vitamin K2 had a much lower risk of heart disease — for every 10 mcg of K2 they consumed per day, heart disease risk was reduced by 9%
- Additionally, an observational study in 11,000 men found that a high vitamin K2 intake was linked to a 63% lower risk of advanced prostate cancer
- Two clinical studies suggest that vitamin K2 reduces recurrence of liver cancer and increases survival times
- A 3-year study in 244 postmenopausal women found that those taking vitamin K2 supplements had much slower decreases in age-related bone mineral density
- Trials, which took fractures into consideration, found that vitamin K2 reduced spinal fractures by 60%, hip fractures by 77% and all non-spinal fractures by 81%
- 2001 in vivo study demonstrated that the bark of cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) prevented the growth of human breast cancer cell line MCF7 by having antimutagenic and antiproliferative effects on the cancer cells.
- Leukemia: specific alkaloids having significant potential to not only stop cancer from continuing to grow, but also killing the cancer cells themselves.
- 2001 study looked at the effects of using a water-soluble cat’s claw extract (250 and 350 milligrams per day) for eight weeks on adult volunteers who had previously received chemotherapy. There was a significant decrease of DNA damage and an increase of DNA repair in both cat’s claw supplement groups compared to the non-supplement group.
- Cat’s claw extract increased the ability of skin cells to repair the DNA damage done by UV light. Researchers conclude that cat’s claw extract should be considered for use as a natural sunscreen.
- Cat’s claw has also been shown to inhibit platelet aggregation and blood clot formation. This means that cat’s claw could likely be helpful in warding off heart attacks and strokes by not only decreasing blood pressure and increasing circulation, but by also inhibiting the formation of plaque and blood clots in the arteries, heart and brain.
- Alkaloid called hirsutine has been found to specifically act at the calcium channels of the heart and blood vessels as a calcium channel blocker. Calcium channel blockers also widen and relax the blood vessels themselves, which helps blood flow in a healthy, smooth manner.
- Immune boosting: (Uncaria tomentosa) was given to subjects for eight weeks. They found that this supplementation significantly elevated subjects’ infection-fighting white blood cell count. Researchers also observed a repair of DNA, both single and double strand breaks.
- herpes-fighting ability of cat’s claw is associated with its polyphenols working synergistically with its oxindole alkaloids or quinovic acid glycosides.
- Cat’s claw, specifically Uncaria tomentosa, is believed to be able to help fight the inflammation associated with Crohn’s. A dosage of 250 milligrams per day is a recommendation for Crohn’s sufferers.
- A 2011 study out of University of Windsor in Canada treated skin cancer cells with dandelion extract and found that it started killing off cancer cells within just 48 hours of treatment.
- Another study in Oncotarget showed that dandelion root extract was able to kill 95 percent of colon cancer cells within two days.
Aqueous dandelion root extract induced programmed cell death (PCD) selectively in > 95% of colon cancer cells, irrespective of their p53 status, by 48 hours of treatment. The anti-cancer efficacy of this extract was confirmed in in-vivo studies, as the oral administration of DRE retarded the growth of human colon xenograft models by more than 90%
- Other research has shown that dandelion root may aid in the treatment of leukemia, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
- A 2017 study found that dandelion root was able to effectively stop the growth of gastric cancer cells. It did this without damaging the growth of noncancerous cells.
- In one study, rabbits were fed a high-cholesterol diet and supplemented with dandelion root. Dandelion led to a reduction in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad LDL cholesterol as well as an increase in beneficial HDL cholesterol.
- High in antioxidants, which may account for its many potent health benefits.
- One study by the Department of Food and Nutrition at Chonnam National University in the Republic of Korea showed that the extract of Taraxacum officinale prevented damage to the liver caused by alcohol toxicity in both liver cells and mice.
- Especially effective against certain strains of bacteria that are responsible for staph infections and food-borne illness.
- Dandelion could possess powerful antimicrobial properties, which can help block bacterial growth to prevent skin infections.
- The findings of this study suggest that a high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract safely and effectively improves an individual’s resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life. Better p-value than prescription anti-depressants.
[The] BNT162b2 vaccine also modulated the production of inflammatory cytokines by innate immune cells upon stimulation with both specific (SARS-CoV-2) and non-specific (viral, fungal and bacterial) stimuli. The response of innate immune cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 ligands was lower after BNT162b2 vaccination. [Emphasis added].
[W]e observed a significant reduction in the production if IFN-α secreted after stimulation with poly I:C and R848 after the administration of the second dose of the vaccine (Figure 1H, 1I). This may hamper the initial innate immune response against the virus, as defects in TLR7 have been shown to result in and increased susceptibility to COVID-19 in young males (Van Der Made et al., 2020). These results collectively demonstrate that the effects of the BNT162b2 vaccine go beyond the adaptive immune system and can also modulate innate immune responses. [Emphasis added].
Three concerns are raised by the above.
- The ability of the immune system to fight viruses has been diminished; specifically, the ability to fight SARS-CoV-2 may be affected;
- Vaccine-induced innate immune tolerance may affect other vaccines; and finally
- What other parts of the immune system may be affected.
On social media and online magazines we are now seeing reports of patients with worsening cancer following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination; headlines like the following:
In the articles above, any causal effect by the vaccine is quickly dismissed, and one patient praises the vaccine for saving her life:
Moseley noted that she had a routine mammogram scheduled in July. But if she hadn’t been vaccinated in April and discovered the swollen lymph node, her cancer could have grown before it was detected. “The COVID-19 shot, I’m gonna say-as much as COVID sucked-it saved me,” she told the Des Moines Register.
A benign, swollen lymph node caused by the vaccination alerted her to check for signs of cancer, which she found. A doctor explains this phenomenon in the Lifestyle section of News.com.au:
Dr. Laura Esserman, director of University of California San Francisco’s Breast Care Center, said women were confusing swollen lymph nodes after the vaccine for signs of cancer.
For Moseley, it was fortuitous: She had cancer.
There is a genuine concern over an increase in cancer, not from vaccination, rather as a result of lockdown and limited medical access. However, others are not convinced by the prevailing narrative and suspect that SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is contributing:
Dr Ryan Cole, a Pathologist, in a recent presentation, stated that he is observing a 20 x uptick in endometrial cancer, and increases in other cancers post SARS-CoV-2 vaccination.
And even more concerning: a senior consultant with decades of diagnosis and treatment at a dedicated cancer hospital described to a journalist off the record that all his vaccinated cancer patients were coming out of remission; and that cancer was jumping between organs, spreading at a speed that he has never seen before (pers. Comm.).
At this stage, these reports are anecdotal but if they reflect a hitherto hidden change in the nature of how cancer is affecting patients post vaccine, then what would be the mechanism? And to what degree might it be obscured, even if just initially, by the expected increase in morbidity and mortality as a result of lockdown and limited medical access?
This would be an interesting intellectual exercise were it not for the original question that did not seem to be adequately asked and answered: but what would be the consequences of switching off that important early warning system?
The answer to that may just be echoing the embryonic observations of doctors such as Ryan Cole.
A clinical clue, albeit reported in low numbers at the moment, possibly supporting the work of Dominguez-Andres et al, and may be immunologically linked to Dr Cole’s observations, appeared as reactivation of Varicella Zoster Virus after vaccination for Sars-Cov-2:
Seven immunocompetent patients aged > 50 years old presented with herpes zoster (HZ) infection in a median of 9 days (range 7–20) after vaccination against SARS-CoV-2. The occurrence of HZ within the time window 1–21 days after vaccination defined for increased risk and the reported T cell-mediated immunity involvement suggest that COVID-19 vaccination is a probable cause of HZ. [Emphasis added].
The data were consistent with the vaccine causing changes to the immune system that made the recipient more vulnerable to developing a herpes zoster (HZ) infection.
Furer et al in Herpes zoster following BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases: a case series published in the Journal of Rheumatology also reported:
Potential mechanisms that might explain the pathogenetic link between mRNA-COVID19 vaccination and HZ reactivation are related to stimulation of innate immunity through toll-like receptors (TLRs) 3,7 by mRNA-based vaccines. TLR signalling has been implicated during reactivation of herpesviruses, a process essential for these viruses to maintain themselves in the host. Defects in TLR expression in patients suffering from diseases caused directly by herpesvirus infection highlight the importance of these signalling pathways during infection and eventual disease progression. The vaccine stimulates induction of type I INFs and potent inflammatory cytokines, which instigate T and B immune responses but may negatively affect antigen expression potentially contributing to HZ reactivation.
Both aforementioned studies implicating parts of the immune system post SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in HZ infection. One might say: well, those studies have a significant number of older patients; the first study had a mean age of 77yrs, and they have other health problems, and there may be other explanations. For example Methotrexate, a widely prescribed drug for immune mediated inflammatory disease that may be associated with older age, has been questioned in the past for its effect on HZ infection with some studies supporting a causal role, and others not. And more recently, Methotrexate significantly hampered the immune process post Pfizer vaccine for Sars-Cov-2. But the patients in the reactivation study did not appear to be on that drug.
We must also note that HZ infection has also been observed in Covid-19 cases, and not just the elderly:
While there have been cases of varicella-zoster virus reactivation due to COVID-19 or COVID-19 vaccine inoculation in older individuals with pre-existing conditions, this case report describes the first case of varicella-zoster virus reactivation on a healthy, young male in the absence of pre-existing conditions. The mechanisms underlying varicella-zoster virus reactivation in patients with COVID-19 are unknown and should be further characterized. [Emphasis added].
Therefore, both Covid-19 infection and SARS-CoV-2 vaccination have been associated with HZ infection. How many others have had a similar reaction but have gone unidentified?
Indeed, the mechanism needs to be characterised, and does it involve dysfunctional toll-like receptors? The above studies think so and blame the stimulation of specific toll-like receptors.
Toll-like receptors do play an important role in herpes infection; and TLR2, 3 & 9 specifically in Varicella Zoster infection; and any potential change in their function may therefore impact the body’s ability to control HZ infection.
Although, research has not demonstrated post vaccine effects on TLR2 and 9 (please see below for TLR3), we are reminded of the statement made by Dominguez-Andres et al regarding the other toll-like receptors:
The response of innate immune cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 ligands was lower after BNT162b2 vaccination.
They did also reported changes in TLR3, more specifically involved with Varicella Zoster infection but did not meet statistical significance:
TNF-α production (Figure 1B-1G) following stimulation with the TLR7/8 agonist R848 of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from volunteers was significantly decreased after the second vaccination (Figure 1C). The same trend was observed after stimulation with the TLR3 agonist poly I:C (Figure 1D), although the difference did not reach statistical significance. [Emphasis added].
We can see from the above research that scientists are concerned that parts of the immune system are being negatively affected both by Covid-19 infection and SARS-CoV-2 vaccination that may be leading to reactivation of Varicella infection. Stimulation of toll-like receptors has been suggested, but the implicit design of the mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is such that they will stimulate certain toll-like receptors less; TLR 7 & 8 are RNA sensors and would be affected by Uridine changes to vaccine mRNA. TL4 would not.
Regardless, researchers have demonstrated that The response of innate immune cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 ligands was lower after BNT162b2 vaccination. And that’s not good for the innate immune response.
The immune system is highly regulated with interconnected paths that immunologists are still discovering, and by changing one part you affect another. If SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is changing something in our immune system, be it via changes in vaccine mRNA code and negatively affecting toll-like receptors or by other means, what else does it change in our immunity?
We have already seen a clue to that in the research we have covered but to expound let us consider the following:
Lynn et al describe the importance of toll-like receptors in Impact of Polymer-TLR-7/8 Agonist (Adjuvant) Morphology on the Potency and Mechanism of CD8 T Cell Induction:
Small molecule Toll-like receptor-7 and -8 agonists (TLR-7/8a) can be used as vaccine adjuvants to induce CD8 T cell immunity. [Emphasis added]
InvivoGen summarising Craft et al (2005) & Reece et al (2005) support that finding:
The ability of TLR7-8 agonists to activate DCs and thus elicit Th1 and CD8+ T cells responses can be exploited to enhance the efficacy of vaccination. [Emphasis added]
From those authors, we see an important connection between toll-like receptors, dendritic cells (DC) and T cells, specifically CD8 T cells.
Toll-like receptors activate dendritic cells, eliciting a response from CD8 T cells. CD8 T cells are established as a vital part of the immune system’s defence against infection but also cancer.
Fu and Jiang in Dendritic Cells and CD8 T Cell Immunity in Tumor Microenvironment explore the complex interplay further and reveal the importance of dendritic cells in the role CD8 T cells play in fighting cancer:
While direct presentation of tumor antigens onto their MHCI by tumor cells play an important role in effector function of CD8 T cells, cross-presentation by professional antigen presenting cells in particular DCs are required for prime naive CD8 T cells and sustaining the cytotoxic immune responses. [Emphasis added].
If, as the authors state, that toll-like receptors are required to activate dendritic cells, and dendritic cells sustain T cell cytotoxic killing against cancerous tumours, then what happens if those toll-like receptors are not working so well?
An uptick in cancer? And infection?
The toll-like receptors 7 & 8 are described in the literature as important in eliciting the vital CD8 T cell response. With that in mind, let us remind ourselves what Drs. Weissman and Kariko wrote in 2005 in Suppression of RNA recognition by Toll-like receptors: the impact of nucleoside modification and the evolutionary origin of RNA:
We show that RNA signals through human TLR3, TLR7, and TLR8, but incorporation of modified nucleosides m5C, m6A, m5U, s2U, or pseudouridine ablates activity.
That very technology is being used in SARS-CoV-2 vaccines: It switches off TLR 7 & 8 signalling, that the immune system needs to fight infection and cancer.
Changes to key parts of the mRNA code in SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may be causal in changing the innate immune response via toll-like receptors. Toll-like receptors are important components in defence against infection and downstream effects may also include inhibition of CD8 T cell response. CD8 is a vital part of the immune system’s ability to eradicate infection and cancer. Those changes may be reflected in recent reactivated Varicella Zoster infections although specific mechanisms are unclear at the moment. Anecdotal reports of significant uptick in cancer presenting to medical consultants may be consistent with aberrant toll-like receptor and dendritic cell changes leading to an inhibition of the anti-cancer CD8 effector response. Further data are required but the prospect of an altered CD8 response to infection and cancer is very concerning and should prompt urgent investigation.
One might be forgiven for asking: surely someone must have cautioned against doing that? And isn’t that why new drug/vaccine products are supposed to be thoroughly tested before they are given to large populations?
he FDA should demand adequate, controlled studies with long term follow up, and make data publicly available, before granting full approval to covid-19 vaccines, says Peter Doshi
On 28 July 2021, Pfizer and BioNTech posted updated results for their ongoing phase 3 covid-19 vaccine trial. The preprint came almost a year to the day after the historical trial commenced, and nearly four months since the companies announced vaccine efficacy estimates “up to six months.”
But you won’t find 10 month follow-up data here. While the preprint is new, the results it contains aren’t particularly up to date. In fact, the paper is based on the same data cut-off date (13 March 2021) as the 1 April press release, and its topline efficacy result is identical: 91.3% (95% CI 89.0 to 93.2) vaccine efficacy against symptomatic covid-19 through “up to six months of follow-up.”
The 20 page preprint matters because it represents the most detailed public account of the pivotal trial data Pfizer submitted in pursuit of the world’s first “full approval” of a coronavirus vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration. It deserves careful scrutiny.
The elephant named “waning immunity”
Since late last year, we’ve heard that Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines are “95% effective” with even greater efficacy against severe disease (“100% effective,” Moderna said).
Whatever one thinks about the “95% effective” claims (my thoughts are here), even the most enthusiastic commentators have acknowledged that measuring vaccine efficacy two months after dosing says little about just how long vaccine-induced immunity will last. “We’re going to be looking very intently at the durability of protection,” Pfizer senior vice president William Gruber, an author on the recent preprint, told the FDA’s advisory committee last December.
The concern, of course, was decreased efficacy over time. “Waning immunity” is a known problem for influenza vaccines, with some studies showing near zero effectiveness after just three months, meaning a vaccine taken early may ultimately provide no protection by the time “flu season” arrives some months later. If vaccine efficacy wanes over time, the crucial question becomes what level of effectiveness will the vaccine provide when a person is actually exposed to the virus? Unlike covid vaccines, influenza vaccine performance has always been judged over a full season, not a couple months.
And so the recent reports from Israel’s Ministry of Health caught my eye. In early July, they reported that efficacy against infection and symptomatic disease “fell to 64%.” By late July it had fallen to 39% where Delta is the dominant strain. This is very low. For context, the FDA’s expectation is of “at least 50%” efficacy for any approvable vaccine.
Now Israel, which almost exclusively used Pfizer vaccine, has begun administering a third “booster” dose to all adults over 40. And starting 20 September 2021, the US plans to follow suit for all “fully vaccinated” adults eight months past their second dose.
Delta may not be responsible
Enter Pfizer’s preprint. As an RCT reporting “up to six months of follow-up,” it is notable that evidence of waning immunity was already visible in the data by the 13 March 2021 data cut-off.
“From its peak post-dose 2,” the study authors write, “observed VE [vaccine efficacy] declined.” From 96% to 90% (from two months to <4 months), then to 84% (95% CI 75 to 90) “from four months to the data cut-off,” which, by my calculation (see footnote at the end of the piece), was about one month later.
But although this additional information was available to Pfizer in April, it was not published until the end of July.
Waning efficacy has the potential to be far more than a minor inconvenience; it can dramatically change the risk-benefit calculus. And whatever its cause—intrinsic properties of the vaccine, the circulation of new variants, some combination of the two, or something else—the bottom line is that vaccines need to be effective.
Until new clinical trials demonstrate that boosters increase efficacy above 50%, without increasing serious adverse events, it is unclear whether the 2-dose series would even meet the FDA’s approval standard at six or nine months.
The “six month” preprint based on the 7% of trial participants who remained blinded at six months
The final efficacy timepoint reported in Pfizer’s preprint is “from four months to the data cut-off.” The confidence interval here is wider than earlier time points because only half of trial participants (53%) made it to the four month mark, and mean follow-up is around 4.4 months (see footnote).
This all happened because starting last December, Pfizer allowed all trial participants to be formally unblinded, and placebo recipients to get vaccinated. By 13 March 2021 (data cut-off), 93% of trial participants (41,128 of 44,060; Fig 1) were unblinded, officially entering “open-label followup.” (Ditto for Moderna: by mid April, 98% of placebo recipients had been vaccinated.)
Despite the reference to “six month safety and efficacy” in the preprint’s title, the paper only reports on vaccine efficacy “up to six months,” but not from six months. This is not semantics, as it turns out only 7% of trial participants actually reached six months of blinded follow-up (“8% of BNT162b2 recipients and 6% of placebo recipients had ≥6 months follow-up post-dose 2.”) So despite this preprint appearing a year after the trial began, it provides no data on vaccine efficacy past six months, which is the period Israel says vaccine efficacy has dropped to 39%.
It is hard to imagine that the <10% of trial participants who remained blinded at six months (which presumably further dwindled after 13 March 2021) could constitute a reliable or valid sample to produce further findings. And the preprint does not report any demographic comparisons to justify future analyses.
With the US awash in news about rising cases of the Delta variant, including among the “fully vaccinated,” the vaccine’s efficacy profile is in question. But some medical commentators are delivering an upbeat message. Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who is on Pfizer’s board, said: “Remember, the original premise behind these vaccines were [sic] that they would substantially reduce the risk of death and severe disease and hospitalization. And that was the data that came out of the initial clinical trials.”
Yet, the trials were not designed to study severe disease. In the data that supported Pfizer’s EUA, the company itself characterized the “severe covid-19” endpoint results as “preliminary evidence.” Hospital admission numbers were not reported, and zero covid-19 deaths occurred.
In the preprint, high efficacy against “severe covid-19” is reported based on all follow-up time (one event in the vaccinated group vs 30 in placebo), but the number of hospital admissions is not reported so we don’t know which, if any, of these patients were ill enough to require hospital treatment. (In Moderna’s trial, data last year showed that 21 of 30 “severe covid-19” cases were not admitted to hospital; Table S14).
And on preventing death from covid-19, there are too few data to draw conclusions—a total of three covid-19 related deaths (one on vaccine, two on placebo). There were 29 total deaths during blinded follow-up (15 in the vaccine arm; 14 in placebo).
The crucial question, however, is whether the waning efficacy seen in the primary endpoint data also applies to the vaccine’s efficacy against severe disease. Unfortunately, Pfizer’s new preprint does not report the results in a way that allows for evaluating this question.
Approval imminent without data transparency, or even an advisory committee meeting?
Last December, with limited data, the FDA granted Pfizer’s vaccine an EUA, enabling access to all Americans who wanted one. It sent a clear message that the FDA could both address the enormous demand for vaccines without compromising on the science. A “full approval” could remain a high bar.
But here we are, with FDA reportedly on the verge of granting a marketing license 13 months into the still ongoing, two year pivotal trial, with no reported data past 13 March 2021, unclear efficacy after six months due to unblinding, evidence of waning protection irrespective of the Delta variant, and limited reporting of safety data. (The preprint reports “decreased appetite, lethargy, asthenia, malaise, night sweats, and hyperhidrosis were new adverse events attributable to BNT162b2 not previously identified in earlier reports,” but provides no data tables showing the frequency of these, or other, adverse events.)
It’s not helping matters that FDA now says it won’t convene its advisory committee to discuss the data ahead of approving Pfizer’s vaccine. (Last August, to address vaccine hesitancy, the agency had “committed to use an advisory committee composed of independent experts to ensure deliberations about authorization or licensure are transparent for the public.”)
Prior to the preprint, my view, along with a group of around 30 clinicians, scientists, and patient advocates, was that there were simply too many open questions about all covid-19 vaccines to support approving any this year. The preprint has, unfortunately, addressed very few of those open questions, and has raised some new ones.
I reiterate our call: “slow down and get the science right—there is no legitimate reason to hurry to grant a license to a coronavirus vaccine.”
FDA should be demanding that the companies complete the two year follow-up, as originally planned (even without a placebo group, much can still be learned about safety). They should demand adequate, controlled studies using patient outcomes in the now substantial population of people who have recovered from covid. And regulators should bolster public trust by helping ensure that everyone can access the underlying data.
Peter Doshi, senior editor, The BMJ.
- Source: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/08/23/does-the-fda-think-these-data-justify-the-first-full-approval-of-a-covid-19-vaccine/
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